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DC in a few words
by Thomas Doyle

10/28/13 – Monday…Monday…!  With your agenda continually under review here, there is really no room for the weary as we gear up for the Holidays (and the vacation days ahead)!  Our first DC bus trip departs Leon County on November 18th followed by more lucky students departing Marion County the on Nov. 22nd.  My goal all along has been to get them up there before the leaves all fall from the trees as the foliage continues to turn more and more colorful with each approaching day.  News from friends in DC are all taking about what a beautiful fall foliage 2013 is turning out to be.  
Newseum News – – on Nov. 14, in partnership with Paramount Pictures, the Newseum will open “Anchorman: The Exhibit,” from the 2004 hit comedy “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.”  In a timely fashion, the exhibit will open prior to the Dec. 20, release of the highly anticipated sequel, “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues,” from Paramount Pictures.  Clips from the original movie and special commentary by star Will Ferrell, who portrays Burgundy, will be part of the exhibit.  Included in the exhibit will be costumes worn by the Channel 4 Evening News team, a number of original props from the movie, and a re-creation of the KVWN-TV anchor desk and news set where visitors can pose for photo-ops.  Visitors will also have an opportunity to step in front of the camera and participate in an Anchorman-themed TV spot at one of the Newseum’s Be a TV Reporter stations. With lead anchor Burgundy providing a snappy introduction, budding reporters can find out if they have what it takes to become a member of the Channel 4 News team!

WWII Memorial – – It is hard to imagine that 2014 will mark the 10 year anniversary of the Dedication of the World War II Memorial in Washington.  I remember the event so clearly.  In recognition of the dedication and the 70th anniversary of D-Day, outstanding performing groups representing every state in America will be featured in performances on the National Mall.  These performances will be held between April and June, adjacent to the WWII Memorial and the historic Washington Monument.  The event will fittingly begin with a combined Marching Band performance of our “National Anthem” and “America the Beautiful”.

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