Students perform for veterans in Washington

Spring break was busy for the Jennings County High School Color Guard and the school’s orchestras as they spent four days in Washington, D.C.

They left March 18 for a trip that started at 10 p.m. and lasted 12 hours.

The orchestras performed at Union Station and a nursing home for retired veterans. They performed patriotic songs and music from the veterans’ generation.

The Color Guard laid a wreath at the Tomb of Unknowns, also known as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and performed alongside the orchestras at Union Station and nursing home.

The groups visited a plethora of museums and historic locations, including the Air and Space Museum, Ford’s Theatre, the Peterson House, the Museum of American History, the Nurses Memorial and the Vietnam War Memorial.

Washington wasn’t the end of the week for the Color Guard. After members returned home, they practiced for two days and left for Indianapolis the next day. In Indianapolis on that Saturday, they performed at the IHSAA Boys Basketball State Basketball Championships.

“The Color Guard has performed in five state and national events altogether.” Seth Hulse said.