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Golf: December 2010 Archives

Men's golf senior Charles Boucher checked in at Under the "L" with a recap of the fall season. The Blue Demons return to the course for the spring campaign in February at The Match Play in Tampa, Fla.

Traveling to the Georgetown Intercollegiate is probably one of the most exciting and memorable experiences of the year. The afternoon we arrived in Washington D.C., we visited some of the most prestigious and renowned monuments in the nation's capital.

First stop: the Lincoln Monument. Built in honor of the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, we took pictures in front of the massive throne. The Lincoln Monument represents the values of honesty, integrity and humanity, which are also integrated in DePaul University's Mission.

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Down the stairs, we took a team picture in front of the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool. In the background, the Washington Monument can be seen, built to commemorate General George Washington, the first President of the United States.

depaul_golf_gtown_2.jpgWalking through the National Mall, we then visited the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. A picture of the team was taken walking in front on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. We also walked by the National World War II Memorial. For all who served and are still serving, we say: "Thank You."

depaul_golf_gtown_3.jpgThen:  direction the White House. Heavy security surrounded the White House, but it was unique to stand in front of the official residence of the President of the United States. We were later amazed by the magnitude and architecture of the Capitol Building.

After walking by the Supreme Court, we finished our visit at the Library of Congress, the oldest federal cultural institution in the United States. The Library of Congress includes three buildings, Adams, Jefferson and Madison, respectively the second, third and fourth Presidents of the United States.

Ultimately, we visited impressive cultural and architectural monuments, but most importantly we learned about the stories of men and women at the foundation of the American society.  We went on to compete at the Georgetown Intercollegiate, and came back enriched with experiences and memories engraved for the rest of our lives.

Charles E. Boucher
Senior Member of the DePaul Golf Team