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Lexington, VA

Virginia is closely connected to the heart and capital of the United States, Washington D.C. Just barely below the Mason Dixon line, it has a unique and turmoiled history. As a blend of urban and rural landscapes, Virginia has a variety of cultural aspects to offer. Lexington lies at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the stunning Shenandoah Valley. From Natural Bridge National Park to the beginnings of the Appalachian trail, it has plenty of serenity and greenery to enjoy. Home to the grave of men like Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson as well as a liberal arts university and a military institute, the seemingly isolated town has an interesting historical and political climate. It is only an hour away from Charlottesville, a place of hot topics in the United States this past year. In Lexington, delegates will be able to focus on the beauty and diversity of American landscapes while exploring themes such as nationalism, American identity, abstracted individualism, and historical narratives.