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... of France (think D-Day beaches, chateaux and Mont St. Michel). I talk about these places all of the time in class, so to be able to share them in PERSON with the students is such a gift .. .can you tell that I am excited?
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... they neared the town of Spotsylvania Court House, at a place called Todds tavern. Grant sent cavalry ahead to secure the way, but they got held up here which gave Lee enough time to get to the area first..
Grant had 100,000, Lee had just 52,000, fighting troops and he was running low
Lee set his forces in an upturned U shape with a bulbous point called a salient, pointing toward the North. After some diversion attacks ...
... their would be artists and such - like along the Seine in Paris, but instead we found a different sort of art - graffiti art. Some of it was quite amazing. I'm not sure if it was sanctioned or not - but there were huge, detailed paintings - covering 15-20 feet of the canal wall. All very bright and colorful. We enjoyed walking along the canal and viewing this different perspective of art - and actually found it to be almost as enjoyable as some ...
... shoe near a pool of blood. As I saw these images I wept. I cried because we were safe. I cried because others died. I cried because of the innocence shattered. I cried for Morocco.
Tourism, which is Morocco’s second largest industry, will suffer for years. Many of the friends we made will no longer have the infusion of cash which comes from abroad. The suffering from the loss of tourism will be widespread and deep. The ...
... wheat field, but we see it from the perspective of the enemy.
One of the most impressive was the Vietnam Gallery. It had more recreated displays, even a realistic helicopter where we disembarked with the recreated sound and vibrations of the real thing. There was even a display of Chu Lai, where Dave was stationed. The art gallery included numerous works of art portraying the many strengths of Marines in action. It was definitely an OOH-Rah day ...
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