Sunday, July 18, 2010
This morning’s Ecumenical Service at Arlington Cemetery Amphitheater brought many to listen when Girls Nation’s Senators joined together in song. The rendition of “Let There Be Peace on Earth” was clear and strong in the early morning serenity of the sacred grounds of our Nation’s fallen heroes. Without music and in perfect pitch, one would think that this group of young women had known each other more than 24 hours. This set the tone for the rest of the service, one that was worthy of the early hour departure and bus breakfast to open Arlington. Girl Nation Senators laid a beautiful wreath of veteran made poppys at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier during the changing of the guard. These young women were sworn in as Girls Nation Senators late yesterday evening, yet were up for the raising of our Nation’s flag at 6:45 this morning. Such is the caliber of the young women that are selected each year at their state Girls State program.