Monday, May 25, 2009

Happy Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day!

This picture was taken at Fort Ticonderoga, New York. At the request of our son, we added this to our road trip agenda. 

After leaving Vermont, we headed south. After a little driving and a ferry boat ride, we arrived at Fort Ticonderoga. It just happened to be opening day at the fort. Fortunately, since it was a Thursday, it was pretty quiet. 

The fort has a long history that spans both the French and Indian War and the American Revolution. The fort was originally built by the French between 1755 and 1759 and was called Fort Carillon. In May of 1775, the fort was captured by Ethan Allen, Benedict Arnold, and the Green Mountain Boys. This was the first American victory of the Revolutionary War. 

Please take a moment on this Memorial Day to remember American's fallen soldiers. It is these brave men and women who gave their lives fighting for our freedom for over 200 years.

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