The Boys Nation delegates toured the Washington American Legion Headquarters before holding debates and elections for president and vice president. Federalist Matthew Ellow of Ala. is elected 2014 Boys Nation President, and fellow Federalist Louie Lombardo of Texas is elected vice president, in Arlington, Va. on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Photos by Lucas Carter and Charlie Tucker.
Monday, July 21, 2014, the 2014 Boys Nation delegates laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns, were briefed by the guards, toured Arlington National Cemetery, and held party president and vice-president elections. Photos by Lucas Carter and Charlie Tucker.
The newly sworn in delegates attend a memorial service in which a wreath is dedicated that will be laid at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, visit Greenbelt, MD American Legion Post 136 and meet with National Commander Daniel M. Dellinger, before taking in the sights of the Vietnam War Memorial, Lincoln Monument and Korean War Memorial at dusk in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, July 20. Photos by Lucas Carter/The American Legion
Saturday, July 19, 2014 the Boys Nation participants are sworn in as Boys Nation Senators, listen to several speeches including Legislative Director Louis Celli, David Azerrad, and Boys Nation 1963 Alumni, and hold elections for convention seats and Senate President pro tempore and secretary.