Since 1957, at the encouragement of then Senator, Lyndon Baines Johnson, the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) has been sending a delegation of students from rural America to our nations' capital each summer. He believed it was imperative that young adults have an opportunity to see first hand what our flag stands for and represents. Every year, thousands of high school juniors and seniors from across the nation join in Washington DC to gain an understanding of our nation's history and the freedoms we enjoy, as well as the many costs of those freedoms.
In addition to visiting sites such as the Lincoln and World War II Memorials, students also tour museums and national landmarks. Students will be provided insight into the important roles electric cooperatives play in their community and will gain a personal understanding of American history and their role as responsible citizens. The Youth Tour experience is rewarding, educational and fun!
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