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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - Dawn Sayre
With the turn of a key and the click of a lock, the District's memorials, monuments and museums were back open Thursday, welcoming thousands of visitors who'd waited through the 16-day federal shutdown to gain access to the famous sites.
"It hasn't been that bad," said Dawn Sayre, principal at Hilliard Heritage Middle School, in Hilliard, Ohio, as she made her way through the lobby. "We got to see Gettysburg, and on our drive up we went to Arlington Cemetery. And we walked around to visit the Lincoln Memorial."
The roughly 200 students arrived in the area four days ago and had to make some adjustments to their plans, Ms. Sayre said.