Saturday, November 14, 2009

We must "never forget what they did here."

(By the way, now none of you who went can say you didn't make it on the post. I always knew there was a good reason for group shots.)

What's a historical tour without a bookstore!

Mr. Botsford tries to fit in with the gift shop portraits.

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IV. The Chief Engineer, with the rest of the army, will that evening proceed thence toward York, obtaining provisions for the evening rations from the Quartermaster at a post according to his designation.

We experience Hoss's famous Hoss-pitaltily.

And after that?
VII. The army will withdraw from York to proceed further to the IFRC headquarters and dismount at 9:00 p.m.

And thus the soldiers who were "exhorted to exert the utmost vigilance, steadiness, and integrity during the whole march," ended their journey, weary, footsore, but very much more informed. You see, it was not an expedition for guns or food or even shoes; it was a quest for knowledge. A large part of learning from the past is learning from the mistakes of the past. Even if you fail to remember what general led such and such a regiment at such and such a place at such and such a time, remember this: you must "never forget what they did here."

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In the Lord's Army,
Carmen

4 comments:

Josiah E. said...

Great post Carmen! The photography was very good throughout and I liked how well you tied it all together!

And yes, the group shot was invented by blogger's as a simple insurance policy to deal with irate people who are offended that they did not even make it onto the blog.

Dad said...

A very inspiring tour even though I did not have the privilege of accompanying you. Thank you Mark Raine for doing this for the girls.

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed it... that is a place I haven't been for a very long time. We've been talking about a trip there for a while... Lovely photography, amusing commentary... as usual quite entertaining (and I mean that in a very good way) :)

~ Mrs. Groff

glo said...

good post, carmen. i enjoyed it, even if I dont know all the people or know all the inside jokes. :) lovely pics. good humor.