I was back hiking in Shenandoah last weekend. This time I was blessed to have my friend, Diana, and her daughter with me. It was a long drive down to the trailhead and we made a couple stops at some overlooks along the way. 800 more words
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One fond memory of a trip to Gettysburg National Park consisted of my siblings, my cousins, and myself participating in a juvenile reenactment of the battle, complete with replica hats, jackets, and a discussion of soldierly life. 1,480 more words
No great achievement in history has come without struggle and strife. Our ancestors fought like hell to build a great civilization. They advanced technology, ended slavery, enhanced philosophy and science, increased prosperity and productivity, separated church from state, and brought about relative economic liberty. 1,423 more words
More than 150 years after the Civil War ended, the Confederacy is memorialized with statues, monuments and historical markers across the United States.
Some say they mark history and honor heritage. 962 more words