Monday, July 16, 2012

Remembering the well diggers

Each year at Fort Laurens in Bolivar, a weekend is set aside to remember the early Americans that set out from Fort Pitt to the Ohio country to construct a new fort and establish a western foothold. These people, along with other Americans at the time, were the well diggers. They were the ones fighting and dying to establish the freedoms that we enjoy and take for granted today. The well of freedom. They were the ones that that dug and fortified the hole. Now, I'm not the one that came up with the reference of "the well". During the ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Solider that rests on the site, the colonel of the Brigade of the American Revolution said it. And it is true. As Americans, we drink from that every single day. We didn't build it. And each year, these dedicated living historians meet at this site to ensure that the memories of those known and unknown are remembered and respected as they should be. Below are some of the images I took over the weekends event.

The full set of images from the weekend can be viewed here:
Saturday 7/14/2012
Sunday 7/15/2012

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