My Best Friend called a while ago. She felt really bad because she and her hubby took a spur of the moment trip and didn't tell us they were going. We couldn't go anyway, our first Great Grandchild is due any moment. They went to Georgia. After much discussion and digging through records, we have traced her ancestors trail in his Alabama regiment. At long last, she got to see Chicamauga. Most of us here have done this. We have found some physical connection to them at some site where they were at some time. She has not. I was with her at the Archives in Montgomery when she saw his regimental flag. Did I mention she will cry at the drop of a hat? What hit me the hardest was when she said she tried to explain to her Mom just what being there meant to her and her Mom didn't get it. Because of our journey through each others Genealogy findings, she said she knew I would 'get it'. I know all of you 'get it'. She said her tears hit the dirt where her GGGrandfather fought and his friends bled. That's the closest she's ever been to him though he's buried up the street from her home.
We will go back to our discussions on the different aspects of things and I guess we will still question orders or ask why something wasn't done when it may have helped but it's all in the past. We cannot change any of it but we can continue to talk of it. We can continue to find facts. We must never let anyone take it away from us. The schools are trying to do this. The PC Patrol is trying to remove all trace. It's our job to keep them from doing that. I think that's what we're s'posed to be doing. Keeping their story alive.