Appomattox Court House National Historic Park – Virginia

In the first three weeks in May 2016, we anchored down at USNWS (U.S. Naval Weapons Station) Cheatham Annex near Williamsburg, Virginia.  This liberty port was two-fold. First, for visiting friends, family and shipmates; some even 250 miles away. Second, to learn a bit of our Nation’s history at Appomattox Court House.
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9/11 Pentagon Memorial

One of the most-remembered memorials in Washington D.C., for us, was the 9/11 Pentagon Memorial.  From a distance, we could tell where the American Airlines Flight 77 had made impact simply because of the new masonry.  All other evidence was nonexistent except for the Memorial benches below.  Once we arrived at the memorial, the feeling was like none other.

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Motorcycle RVers Head to Rolling Thunder in Washington D.C.

Memorial Day weekend in 2015, we RV’d to Washington D.C. to take part in Rolling Thunder. This was our 4th Rolling Thunder “Run for the Wall”. While we were in D.C., we also visited the grave of a Fallen Hero friend, CSM Michael Buxbaum, and our Coast Guard Iraq KIA Nathan Bruckenthal in Arlington National Cemetery and the Pentagon 9/11 Memorial.

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A Nation’s Shame: National P.O.W. Memorial Museum and Andersonville

 

We weren’t prepared for the history lesson we learned; one that wasn’t talked about in our studies in our high school history lessons.  We’ve visited several Civil War Battlefields in the past, however, nothing ever prepared us for the experience we felt from visiting this site; Camp Sumter Confederate Prison Site at Andersonville, GA