Class VIII SDARL class met early Saturday, February 21st, morning in Sioux Falls, Rapid City and Fargo to start our Washington DC trip. Although we had many set backs due to weather, we all made it safely.
|SDARL Class VIII near the White House|
In the afternoon we enjoyed a great tour of the different memorials. A few of favorites were the Jefferson Memorial, seeing the black marble Korean War wall with the faces was amazing, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall where actually seeing all the names of soldiers who gave their life was more impressive and humbling, than just seeing the number of lives lost.
|Reichert at the Vietnam Memorial|
We ended our day with South Dakota Farm Bureau President, class 3 SDARL alumnus, Scott VanderWal. Scott spoke of the importance of the power of one and telling our personal stories. Some great advice that he gave all of us was to lead with values and to keep a healthy balance between personal and professional responsibilities.
|Scott VanderWal being thanked by Joel Erickson|
Submitted by Nick Scott & Randy Nelson