At the end of this most patriotic July Fourth Week, we offer the following: Nathanael Greene, major general in the Continental Army, fought in Greensboro during the American Revolutionary War and left his name and legacy behind. Here is the top of the Nathanael Greene statue-- featured against Greensboro's sweltering, cloudless, blue sky. The statue (full view available here) is located at a round-about around Greene and McGee Streets. In 2007, the statue was dedicated to former mayor Keith A. Holliday for his service (from 1999 to 2007) to Greensboro.
Although not longer mayor, Mr. Holliday continues to make a difference in Greensboro. He now serves as President and CEO of the Carolina Theater. From the helm at Carolina Theater, he can see this statue! As a side note, Mr. Holliday had a role in the musical 1776, performed at the Carolina Theater July 4th weekend. Mr. Holliday, here's to you and your predecessor, Nathanael Greene for Skywatch Friday. If you donned a three corner hat, likely, you would be the spitting image of Nathanael Greene! You, too, have made Greensboro a little Greene-r!