Today we flew from Dayton, Ohio, to Frederick in Maryland. The flight was again nice and sunny, and all the girls were so excited with me to land soon, because we wanted to get to the Gettyburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.
As soon as we landed, we rented a car and off we drove approx. 30 km to the famous national park. The National Military Park protects and interprets the landscape of the bloodiest battle of the American Civil War in the 1863. This battle was the turning point with ending the invasion of General Robert E. Lee of the North and was also the inspiration for President Abraham Lincoln’s immortal “Gettysburg Address”. (see https://www.nps.gov/gett/index.htm).
It’s very interesting. Apart from the actual battle field, there is the Gettysburg Museum and Visitor Center which displays original artifacts and includes an exhibit gallery and theater. Then we go to the Gettysburg National Cemetery to honor the 3,512 interments from the Civil War, including the graves of 979 unknowns. There are also around 2,500 veterans from other wars.
And while Denise, Dana, Cheri and me are walking around, we meet Jessica. We talk a bit about her amazing “Flight of Hope” tour (Jessica Cox to fly in Washington DC to celebrate the American’s with Disabilities Act and inspire hope for the nation) and then she offers me to accompany me back to Arizona. – But first I want to finish our Honoring-the-Wright-Bros-tour at the First Flight Airport in North Carolina.
She flies there as well. Perfect! So, we’ll meet there tomorrow!