Students step back into history


Kirsten Thomas

A PIECE OF HISTORY. Junior Jeicy Hernandez Baquero stands near the location where Lyndon B. Johnson took the Presidential Oath after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Informational signs are posted throughout Air Force One to give further explanation of the individual rooms and what occurred there. Visitors were allowed to walk through Air Force One as many times as they pleased, and there was no admission cost to enter the museum.

  On Tues., March 27, juniors Jeicy Hernandez Baquero and Kirsten Thomas traveled to Dayton for a day of spring break fun.

  While in Dayton, one stop was the National Museum of the United States Air Force. The museum is made up of multiple connected buildings and contains different types of exhibits in each building.

  The presidential building, also known as the fourth building, is the one the two focused on.

  “I have never been one to enjoy history, but I found the museum pretty fascinating and educational,” Baquero said.

  The exhibit the two focused most on was John F. Kennedy (JFK) and Lyndon B. Johnson’s Air Force One. Visitors were able to walk through Air Force One although it was sectioned off by glass wall-like dividers.

  “Finally getting to walk through the Aircraft that Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in on as well as [where] JFK’s casket [was at one point placed] was definitely a memory I will never forget,” Baquero said.

  All in all, the museum serves as an educational but informational way to spend time when off of school.

  “Through the entire walk through the four buildings there [were] a lot of interesting [things] to admire,” Baquero said.

  If you enjoy history, there is definitely something at the museum that will interest you.

  For more information about the museum, click here.