Ha Neul traveled to many different famous places in Virginia with her penpal Erin. Erin explains the history of all these famous places in her letter.
These couple of photos were taken at a home near the Manassas Battlefields in Manassas, Virginia. The First Battle of Bull Run, was fought on July 21, 1861, in Prince William County, Virginia, near the City of Manassas. It was the first major land battle of the American Civil War.
The American Civil War started from in economic and social differences, slavery, and state versus federal government rights.
This year is the 150th anniversary of the start of that war in 1861. The planned events are centered around the third week of July, with most happening the weekend of July 22 through 24. Events will include a two-day reenactment of the first battle of the Civil War, a military parade in Old Town, and a Blue and Gray Ball. A civil war era baseball league will play fourteen exhibition games as well. There will also be a 26-acre military camp set up at Jennie Dean Park while the school by the same name will hold a tablueau and fashion show of era replica gowns including those worn by the Empress of France.
This photo was taken at the George Washington Masonic Temple in Alexandria, Virginia.
George Washington Masonic National Memorial is a Masonic building and memorial located in Alexandria, Virginia, outside Washington, D.C. It is dedicated to the memory of George Washington, the first President of the United States.
The tower is fashioned after the ancient Lighthouse of Alexandria in Egypt.The 333-foot (101 m) memorial sits atop Shooter’s Hill (also known as Shuter’s Hill) at 101 Callahan Drive. Construction began in 1922, the building was dedicated in 1932, and the interior finally completed in 1970.
These photos are taken by Mount Vernon located near Alexandria, Virginia. Mount Vernon was the plantation home of the first President of the United States, George Washington. The mansion and the estate is located on the banks of the Potomac River.
George Washington led the American victory over Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army in 1775–1783, and he lead the writing of the Constitution in 1787. He was the First President of the United States (1789–1797) and presided over the creation of a strong, well-financed national government. George Washington’s leadership style established many forms and rituals of government that have been used ever since, such as using a cabinet systemand delivering an inaugural address. Washington is universally regarded as the “Father of his country.”
Thanks for the interesting letter, Erin!