Working on our March schedule, we realized that next week, it will be time for the reenactment of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse. The above photo features one of the battle scenes from last year. The battle always comes at a time when our city is transitioning from winter to spring. The uniforms always stand out against the backdrop of trees without leaves.
This year's annual reenactment is March 12th and 13th in Country Park.* Hundreds of participants and thousands of onlookers will gather on the very site where the troops of General Nathanael Greene and General Cornwallis fought to determine the fate of the United States. The weekend has a slightly bittersweet feel as the Americans lost the battle-- even though we won the war. The event reminds us that every war comes at a great cost, not only financially, but with the lost of lives. If you are local, mark your calendar and come help reenact the past.
*see more, here.