The Veteran Memorial Fountains

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The Veteran Memorial Fountains is a beautiful park in Huntsville, Alabama. 

The flowing water symoolizes the blood which has been spilled defunding our nation’s freedom.  The Freedom Fountain reminds us that this is a living tribute to all veterans and gives the sense of life, liberty, and freedom springing forth from a grateful community.  (source: Memorial stone at the park)

Civil War – Battle for a Ferry

The Coosa River passes through Ohatchee, Alabama.  During the Civil War there was a ferry station in Ohatchee that was used to move supplies for the Confederate Army.

Part of the Northern Army had just taken Decatur, Alabama, which is located on the banks of the Tennessee River.  It also had a railroad passing through the city and a developed highway.  Decatur was a vital transportation hub at the time.

Their next battle was in Ohatchee.  They took control of the ferry and crippled transportation options going through Alabama.  It was a small battle, but it was also a devastating blow to the Confederate Army.

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Blue sitting beside the Coosa River in Ohatchee, Alabama.

Museums and Party Crashing

I was driving through Sylacauga, Alabama, and I saw a local museum that looked interesting.  The museum was free and had a mix of art and historical exhibits.

There was a family reunion in the event room at the museum.  I didn’t plan to crash a party that day, but the opportunity just presented itself, so I did it.

I ended up eating some of the best macaroni and cheese I have ever tasted.  I thought about sending a letter to the museum to tell the person that set up the party how much I loved that macaroni and cheese (singed by the party crasher).