Ben's Chili Bowl

Trip Start Jun 28, 2008
Trip End Jul 07, 2008

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Friday, July 4, 2008

Today the boys participated in the opening ceremonies of the Pueri Cantores Festival. Boys had a wonderful opportunity to celebrate Mass with hundreds of other young children frmo all over America.
They also had another day of reliving history.
Tim Silva had this to say:

"Ben's Chili bowl was not only fun and delicious, but a great lesson in civil rights history as it was the only local African American-run business to remain open all through DC's post MLK assassination riots and the following drug/slum problems in the neighborhood until the rebirth of the area in the '70s. The boys marvelled at a video of newsreels, including Bill Cosby's appearance on Oprah's show when she had 6 dogs flown in for the adamant regular."
"The Basilica was beautiful and the boys sounded incredible in the HUGE building! They also met choristers from around the U.S."

Tomorrow the boys will begin the 4th of July Parade at the White House, and I will be posting pictures from that event.
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dcx2mom on

Hellllo David ! ! !
So. .you are still traveling ! ! ! We are so happy!
Cannot wait to see more pic's! Thanks so much for the post card! I was so excited when I got it! I hope it continues to be a great trip! Only 3 more days! Wow. .it went fast! Say hello to everyone! Thinking of you. .Love Mom

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