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Those traveling with the Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission who were able to find sleep on the all-night bus ride to Washington D.C. woke up in Christiansburg, Virginia Sunday morning.
More than 300 in six Cline Tours buses descended on a Ryan's in the town of 21,000.
The travelers, one-third of which are college and high school students, are about four hours from the nation's Capitol.
Fifteen University of Central Arkansas students are among the group, along with students from Harding University in Searcy, Philander Smith College in Little Rock, and eSTEM High School.
Philander Smith student Adam Brown, 19, originally of Pine Bluff, said as he gets closer to the District, he is most excited to see the official start to another term of President Barack Obama.
"I'm excited to see a lot of people there to celebrate an African American president having a second term."
Allison Rubio, Cabot native and UCA junior, said she is looking forward to a Sunday tour of the National Mall.
The Mall, part of the National Mall and Memorial Parks unit, includes the Lincoln Memorial, the Capitol building and the Washington Monument.