If you find yourself in Central Virginia, you must visit Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. At the time of our visit it was a beautiful summer day until a line of clouds veiled the sun and it began to rain. As tourists scrambled for cover or made way for their vehicles, we dug out our folding umbrellas and continued our tour of what the locals refer to as “the surrender grounds”. It was muddy and slippery, yet we reminded ourselves that conditions weren’t always “ideal” for those who died and fought for the freedoms that make America great. So no matter what the weather during your visit, please remember those who have fought and continue to fight for our freedoms.
Updated: March 30, 2011