Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Today I learned about the Common Soldier. Dressed in a hot, heavy, woolen uniform, the historic interpreter showed me how to properly march and hold a rifle musket. I even got to hold one of my own (just a toy, though.) What the soldiers ate, how they lived, what they wore, and how they fought were all things I learned more about. It was no easy life, walking hundreds of miles across battlefields. . . Whew! I'm tired just thinking about what those men sacrificed to secure liberties for our country.