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Friday, July 23, marked the start of the 64th American Legion Boys Nation program, where 98 Boys State representatives arrived in Washington, D.C.
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Day two of Boys Nation consists of the senators completing orientation, holding party conventions and electing senate offices.
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Senators venture off campus for their first field trip to Maryland Greenbelt Post 136 and the National Mall.
Day four of Boys Nation enables the senators to see awe-inspiring sites: Arlington National Cemetery, Tomb of the Unknowns and Iwo Jima Memorial.
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Since 1935, more than a million high school boys have attended The American Legion Boys State program to experience a week that can change a lifetime.
Publication follows 98 young men through "a week that shapes a lifetime."
Former anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News, journalist and author remembers his time with Boys State.
Christopher Andrews, 17, of Green River, Wyo., was elected president of The American Legion Boys Nation.
William O’Neil, 90, attended the first Buckeye Boys State in 1936 as the delegate from the St. Clairsville, Belmont County in Ohio.