Last week, 47 students from across the country gathered in our nation’s capital for one purpose – to attend NRA's Youth Education Summit. Summiteers explored historic monuments, visited NRA Headquarters, met political figures, and most importantly – learned more about their American rights and freedoms.
The 2016 YES class walked away with an experience they’ll never forget and friendships that’ll last a lifetime. Check out how these students spent their week:
Students experienced firearms history at its finest, with a guided tour at the NRA National Firearms Museum. They were greeted by Y.E.S alum, Logan Metesh, who is now a Firearms Specialist for the NRA National Firearms Museum.
A trip to NRA Headquarters wouldn’t be complete without making a stop at the NRA HQ Range. Students received first-class instruction by a certified instructor, a firearms safety brief, and got the opportunity to shoot a variety of firearms.
George Washington's Mount Vernon is a historic estate that includes not only the Mount Vernon Mansion - George and Martha Washington's home, but also a host of colonial era buildings, beautiful gardens, a working distillery and gritsmill, and museum and education center.
With the Potomac River running behind them, students take in one last view from the backside of the Washington’s home before making their way to the tomb of both President George Washington and First Lady Martha Washington to pay their respects.