Visiting the nation’s capital

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Congressman John Joyce (PA-13) welcomed students from Hollidaysburg Area Junior High School to Capitol Hill on May 21. “It was an honor to greet the seventh-grade class from Hollidaysburg Area Junior High School during their visit to the nation’s capital,” Joyce said. “Nearly 300 students made the trip, and I could not be more thrilled about that. We need to ensure that all future leaders see first-hand how our federal government functions, and I invite all students in the 13th Congressional District to join me in Washington.” During their visit the students were given a tour of the Capitol. This includes the old Supreme Court, the old Senate Chamber, the Crypt, the Rotunda and the old House Chamber. Joyce pointed out to the students the Statue of Freedom, which sits atop the Capitol Dome. He told the students that the State of Freedom faces eastward because the sun never sets on freedom.