SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Last November, a group of local students took the trip of a lifetime to the nation's capital.
On Sunday, they got the chance to honor one of the people who was instrumental in making it happen - Georgia Representative Buddy Carter.
Bishop Archie Simmons, along with students, met at the House of Bread International Christian Church in Savannah to formally thank Representative Carter and present him with a plaque.
"Our friend is congressman Buddy Carter. Come on let's bless him," said Bishop Simmons.
With Carter's help during the application process, Bishop Simmons was able to lead 75 students on the three-day trip across Washington, DC.
Simmons says the trip was a result of four years of fundraising efforts in the making, and the group was excited to thank Rep. Carter.
"Oh God I tell you it's just so great. Because we actually got the opportunity to meet the person who made it happen. And yet he was just so grateful to come to our church and be here with us," said Bishop Simmons.
Representative Carter says he's bringing the plaque with him to DC, and will hang it in his office.
"They'll remember this for the rest of their life. It is a very inspirational trip, and I encourage everyone to try and participate," said Rep. Carter.