The sign said, “Honk if U support troops,” and they did. June 10th was a hot summer day. The temperature at noon was 88 degrees heading to a high of 93 with lots of humidity. Gathered at the foot of Monument Terrace in downtown Lynchburg was a group of citizens that were there to show their support to our men and women in uniform. There were probably a lot of other places where these men and women could have been (anywhere that is air-conditioned for example) but instead they were gathered to show support for our troops. A month earlier we had showers on Friday and several months earlier it was cold, windy and snowing, but these men and women are out there every Friday showing their support of our armed forces. In fact, this was the 496th consecutive Friday that they were there (that’s over 9 ½ years)!
On Friday July 8, 2011 it will be the 500th consecutive Friday that a group of mostly former military personnel and their families will have been demonstrating their support for our troops and showing their patriotism. Freedom isn’t free and we owe it to our troops, (both active duty and retired) to let them know how much we appreciate the sacrifices that they and their families have had to endure so that we can enjoy our way of life.
Please join the regulars and show up on July 8th from noon to 1:00pm to support our troops and yes, as you drive by, please honk to show your support.
The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast and it’s staff want to say thanks to our troops and those that support the work they do.
Enjoy Virginia’s beauty, culture, music and wine at the Virginia Summer Solstice Wine Festival, hosted by Lazy Days Winery in Amherst, Virginia.
Take part in the high noon Summer Solstice ritual performed by the Grove of the Seven Hills plus enjoy four other bands and musical performances throughout the day. Taste a variety of Virginia wines and local foods. Shop for unique arts and crafts. Get away from the day to day and take part in this summer festival.
Come stay at The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast, just minutes away in Lynchburg, VA, then visit the festival on June 25 between 12-8 or June 26 between 11-5.
For more information visit www.summersolsticefestival.com or call Lazy Days Winery at 434.381.6088. And of course for reservations at The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast call 434.846.1388 or visit our web site at www.TheCarriageHouseInnBandB.com. We’ll see you soon!
Stay at The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast to visit Old City Cemetery, Lynchburg’s most visited tourist spot, any Saturday in June, July or August for a casual walking tour. Each Saturday, at 10:00 am, meet a guide at the cemetery front gate to be led on a tour that highlights the history and horticulture of the Old City Cemetery. “Home” to more than 20,000 residents the stories told bring Lynchburg of years gone by back to life. You will be introduced to many of Lynchburg’s famous and infamous residents, learn a bit of our history and perhaps be able to identify a species of tree or shrub the next time you see it. Always interesting, sometimes intriguing the walk delights both those who call Lynchburg home and visitors to our city. Visit more than once, the guides rotate thus stories and explanations are varied depending on who is leading the wlak. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes, sunscreen and take along some water as you will be walking on uneven ground. There is no fee charged for this walking tour.
On Sunday, May 29, at 3 PM the Old City Cemetery in Lynchburg, Virginia, will host a Confederate Memorial Day Service. Taking place in the Confederate Section of 1,999 fallen Confederate soldiers plus 1 Union soldier, this unique Memorial Day service should be experienced. Scripture readings, singing of hymns and “old-time” songs, quiet moments of reflection and enjoying a beautiful Sunday afternoon are just part of the experience. You will also see people in period dress (it is encouraged), many of whom are direct descendants of those buried here. As part of Lynchburg’s history this event should not be missed.
It’s official, the Blue Angles will be at the Lynchburg Airshow on May 21 and 22. In addition to the U.S. Navy’s elite Blue Angles, the Flying Circus Airshow out of Bealeton, VA and a parachute show will also be featured. For those more interested in ground transportation, an antique car show will be on display.
Tickets to the May’s show are available at: www.Lynchburgairshow.com
If you are visiting from out of town stay at Lynchburg’s award winning bed and breakfast, The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast, walking distance from historic downtown.
We met last evening with Dr. Neal Sumerlin, Director of the Belk Astronomical Observatory, Claytor Nature Study Center at Poplar Forest, just west of Lynchburg, Virginia. A fabulously clear and balmy evening allowed us to see and learn about numerous stars and other objects found in our late spring sky. Poplar Forest is just far enough away from city lights to not be affected by residual lights radiating into the heavens. A once a year event, we will attend again next year and you might want to also. Contact us in January for 2012’s date.
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