The spark that ignited a sacred tradition

The spark that ignited a sacred tradition

Civil War Decoration Day Many towns claim the honor of being the first to celebrate Memorial Day, but according to the Library of Congress, Decoration Day preceded our modern day Memorial Day by many years, with one of the first taking place in Columbus, Miss., on...
Museum of Civil War Medicine

Museum of Civil War Medicine

Being from Gettysburg, Pa., I am surrounded by Civil War history, but I was pleasantly surprised at how much I learned during a visit to the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in historic Frederick, Md. Interestingly, the building where the museum is located has a...
Small town: Waterford, Va.

Small town: Waterford, Va.

Rural America A drive through Waterford, Va., is like taking a trip back in time. Thankfully, the village has changed so little that founder Amos Janney would have no trouble recognizing it — a stark contrast to other quaint towns in Virginia that are now...