Washington D.C. Update
Hi there! This is Henry Ramage here to tell you about our very special day in the Nation's capital. Today we continued on our mission to spread the message about saving the whales. We visited all the major monuments in Washington D.C., met people and talked to them about the importance of saving the whales. We visited the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, the Reflecting Pool, the White House and the Capitol.
Every step along the way, we were sure to share the artwork created by the Nation's children so that their message is with us and helping our cause. For years people have stood in front of the White House and have spread messages that are important to them. We are so lucky to have had the opportunity to spread our message there today.
We met some very nice people today who have pledged their commitment to saving the whales. My new friend Belize Saunders is ten years old and about to go on his first open water dive. He is a member of Deep Dreams Youth Aquatics, a group that teaches students about the exciting wonders of the sea. Belize hopes to one day swim with whales. I hope our work on this tour will help him achieve his goal!
My dad and I met a group of high school choir and orchestra students from Platteville, Wisconsin performing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. They drove 17 hours on a bus to come perform in the Nation's capital. We shared the children's artwork with them and told them to visit the stopwhaling.org web site to continue their support.
I really think our message was spread far here and that everyone we met will take the words in the right direction. Thanks to everyone for reading this blog for updates on the tour. We couldn't do it without everyone's support. Next stop Chicago!