Friday, February 03, 2012

Taking the Low Road

sunken road, Frederickburg, VA, Winter 2011 family vacation

One of the things we want our kids to have is an appreciation of the sacrifices that others have made for freedom.

We stopped at Fredericksburg and the Civil War battlefield there to walk along the “sunken road” where 5,000 people died in a few days’ span. It’s not Gettysburg or Antietam or anything like that, but as they climbed the hill, you could see that they appreciated the military significance and advantage of having the high ground.

History, as it were, came alive for them.

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