Best Western Manassas
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Manassas Junction, as it was called at the time, was the junction of Manassas Gap Rail Road and the Orange & Alexandria Rail Road heading to Richmond. The army was inexperienced, placing artillery at the front with guns ranged far greater than the battle distance, hence firing over the enemies heads. Uniforms were different for the various units with some Confederate units wearing blue uniforms allowing Union guns ...
... noodle soup. Oops, they were out of that. Okay, how about Mac N Cheese? Nope, out of that, too. When the manager caught wind of that, she offered Josie anything on the menu, so Josie ordered a small steak. She ate it up and immediately sported a better mood.
After dinner, we walked back to the hotel for the night. The kids wanted to go swimming, but since the pool was outside and not yet open, that would not be happening here.
... and a unnamed child (I guess didn't go full term). We were surprised that JFK Junior didn't have a plaque. Maybe it was behind the fence. Fortunately the Eternal Flame was visible.
While we were at the Cemetery we saw a Military Band leading a horse drawn caisson carrying an American flag draped casket. A little while later we heard the firing of three rifle volleys in the distance. Very sad!
We visited the Women in Military Service For ...
... as some were leaving the army.
Around the park to in front of the White House until a policeman on a pushbike gave orders for every one to clear the area, why? I wanted a picture ( but I didnt ask or argue with him! You dont argue with these guys!) About 30 mins later the presidential helicopter flew in. Helen was able to snap a pic before we left, and you can see the security teams on the roof. Must be procedure every time BO comes or ...
... This was declined and he responded, when we meet one day you will find me as the brother you've always known.
At Second Manassas/Bull Run there is a Confederate cemetery which has mass graves for each of the States armies that fought their. Only 2 individual grave markers are present the rest are unidentified.
Phew another long, interesting and fascinating day.........
Its no surprise, that I'm a wee bitty tired.