The Group Travel Leader

MAY 2017

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GROUP TRAVEL LE ADER T H E PRESIDENTS AND POLITICS: Youthful and char- ismatic, John F. Kennedy represented the hopes and dreams of many young voters when he came into office as president. But the nation stood still in horror when he was assassinated in 1963. Today, history buffs and conspiracy theorists alike can take Kennedy-themed tours in Dallas, where they see the book depository, the parade route and the infamous "grassy knoll" that were pivotal in the final moments of Kennedy's life. ARCHITECTURAL ACHIEVEMENT: Completed in 1962, the Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is a soaring, stun- ning example of modern architecture in the space age. Groups can see the chapel inside and out during tours of the academy. POP PHENOMENON: The Woodstock Festival in the summer of 1969 came to represent the cultural identity of an entire generation and saw performances by some of the greatest musicians of the day. Travelers can see the festival grounds for themselves and per- haps even relive their own memories of the event by visiting the Woodstock Museum on Bethel Woods in Bethel, New York. T H E 197 0 s : UPHEAVAL AND DISCONTENT Many historians remember the 1970s as a dark decade in the latter half of the 20th century, when the generation of change lost its innocence to political scandal and cultural tragedies. Many attractions from that era focus on letdowns and losses. HISTORIC HAPPENINGS: The 1972 break-in at the Watergate Hotel in Washington, as well as the ensu- ing cover-up, led to the downfall of Richard Nixon's presidential administration, making Nixon the only American president to resign the post. Though its name is now synonymous with scandal, the Watergate Hotel is still a stylish, luxurious hospitality property, newly renovated in 2014, and welcomes guests for pampering and historical reminiscence. PRESIDENTS AND POLITICS: Nixon's resignation GERALD FORD PRESIDENTIAL MUSEUM By William Hebert, courtesy Ford Presidential Museum WATERGATE HOTEL AMERICAN HISTORY Scan this QR to visit our mobile site and get your keys to Vicksburg. /VisitVicksburg SOUTHERN CHARM VISIT VICKSBURG MISSISSIPPI MUSIC Contact Ashley Gatian, Sales Manager, for itinerary planning assistance. 800-221-3536

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