Last month, the junior and senior classes from my school had the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C., for a week to learn about our country's heritage and government. On our first full day there, the main item on the agenda was Arlington National Cemetery. Standing amongst the rolling green hills dotted with white tombstones as far as the eye can see, you feel a wave of reverence wash over you. Watching the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, an intricate ceremony with innumerable steps and rules, everyone in the audience came to the same realizations of how truly great our nation is, and how those men and women who have died in service deserve our utmost respect. You can't help but leave Arlington engulfed in a sea of peace, knowing that you are safe because of those who serve. You have a deep sense of what freedom truly means, and you want to live your life in a way that honors their memories.