Our program was presented by Herb Smith, who was an Honor Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown at Arlington National Cemetery,  In addition to describing what is like to be an Honor Guard, Herb also presented a multimedia slide show and outlined the history of Arlington National Cemetery.  Arlington was originally Arlington Plantation and was owned by the family of Robert E Lee.  During the Civil War while Lee was commanding the Confederate Army,  his plantation was confiscated by the US government because Lee was unable to show up in person to pay the taxes.  Later the family was successful in the getting the plantation back but later sold it back to the US government to use as a National Cemetery.

Exchangites also responded to a plea for warm clothes by Exchangite Amy Patterson.  Amy, who works for the Y, then  distributed the clothes to needy families through the Y program the past weekend.   Thanks to all who brought in warm clothes!!