Sarasota National Cemetery The first Memorial Day (called Decoration Day) was in 1868 at Arlington National Cemetery to commemorate the sacrifices made by both sides of the Civil War. Over 620,000 men gave their life for what they believed in, a number too large to comprehend. Memorial Day became an official national holiday over 100 … Continue reading Memorial Day
This scene made me stop and think. Which came first, the cannon or the grave sites? While I was at Gettysburg, I didn't have time to research this, but it sure made me think. I know that the Union troops occupied the high ground, one of which was called Cemetery Ridge, where this photo was … Continue reading Cause and Effect
I couldn't locate General Meade's headquarters at Gettysburg, so you'll have to settle for his hindquarters. Trick or Treat Thought for the Day: Ever notice that the people who are late are often much jollier than the people who have to wait for them?
I've often wondered how my super-sophisticated, high-tech Canon DSLR would fare against the cannons used in the Civil War. At 8.5 frames per second, my Canon could easily "outshoot" the lumbering 2,000 lb single-shot artillery pieces used at Gettysburg. But the battlefield is so massive, approximately 3 x 5 miles, I wasn't sure I'd have enough "ammuniton". If … Continue reading Canon fire