Four students from South Windsor High School are visiting the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery to lay a wreath at the grave.
"I'm really excited and hugely honored," said student Justice Wells.
On Tuesday morning, students left from Timothy Middle School and were embarking on a three-day field trip to Washington after they won an essay contest.
"I'm really excited to lay the wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Solider," said student Molli Derosa. "It means so much to me."
Each of the students going on the trip has a personal connection to the military.
"In my essay, I said how my grandpa died before I was able to meet him and I want to honor him," said student Dylan Fournier.
"I talked about my uncle and how he just got back from serving a one-year tour and how I wanted to do this to honor those who maybe served with him, or are unrecognized," said student Gillian Eppler.
The parents of the students could not be more proud.
"I'm excited for her to go back to Arlington National Cemetery," said parent Matt Eppler. "She's going to be laying the wreath this time. I'm honored for that."
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