Author's note: I had a small problem posting this Monday, and I just noticed that the Google reader didn't pick it up. I'm just re-posting my Monday's post with a new date and time to see if it works. Just an experiment... sorry to bother you. ;)
VICKSBURG, MS... In honor of today being Memorial Day, I've decided to share my Vicksburg experience with you, so I created a slide show for today's Pic of the Week. I hope you all are having a safe and happy holiday weekend!
"See what a lot of land these fellows hold, of which Vicksburg is the key... Let us get Vicksburg and all that country is ours. The war can never be brought to a close until that key is in our pocket." ~ Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States of America
Last summer, Harley and I spent a few glorious days riding the Glides along the entire length of the Natchez Trace Parkway. During that awesome historical adventure, we took a small detour over to Vicksburg to visit the Vicksburg Military Park.
This awesome park was 16 miles of somber grandeur as we gazed upon 1,325 historic monuments and markers identifying the different States and Companies who fought and died on these very grounds. That historic 47 day siege sprawled across 1,800 acres of trenches and hills that would challenge even the strongest of men, without considering the fact there were so many who were sick and wounded.
Have a great week everybody!