Monthly Archives: May 2011

How Memorial Day Started

Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11, and was first observed on 30 May 1868, when flowers were placed … Continue reading

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Memorial Day

Great Slideshow and tribute to many of those who have lost their lives defending our wonderful country.  Just copy and paste Remembering The Brave into your browser: http://www.jensensutta.com/slideshows/RTB/      

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Memorial Day Weekend

Enjoy Memorial Day Weekend from noon to 5 PM at Peaks of Otter Winery, 2122 Sheep Creek Road in Bedford.  Start your summer with a glass of wine while gazing at the mountains and enjoying the valleys – FREE.  You … Continue reading

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Wearing Poppies on Memorial Day

In 1915, inspired by the poem “In Flanders Fields,” Moina Michael replied with her own poem: We cherish too, the Poppy red That grows on fields where valor led, It seems to signal to the skies That blood of heroes … Continue reading

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Beach is Free at Smith Mountain Lake

Few things in life are free.  Now people can add the beach at Smith Mountain Lake Community Park in Franklin County. Recently Franklin County dropped the admission fee of $3.50. Director of Commerce and Leisure Services Michael Burnette says they … Continue reading

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Support Our Troops Concert

The Support Our Troops Concert is Friday, May 27.  Join us Memorial Day weekend to show your support for our American heroes and enjoy a free concert from Bobby Pinson, a singer and songwriter who has written songs for Toby … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday

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Blue Angels Ordered to Stand Down

My husband and I watched the Lynchburg Air Show on Sunday and saw the Blue Angels fly.   We thought the show ended abruptly but did not realize that there were any problems until we saw this article in the News and Advance. Published: … Continue reading

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VMI Valedictory Address by Sharif L. Gray

VMI is a great college not far from Smith Mountain Lake.  I found this year’s Valedictory Address inspiring and thought I would share it with all of you. Admiral Mullen, General Peay, members of the faculty and staff, parents and … Continue reading

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Birthdays At The Lake

Smith Mountain Lake is a great place to celebrate birthdays, graduations, and any other special occasions.  Gathering family and friends together is the best way to make memories that last a lifetime.  Docks, decks, and patios create an excellent venue … Continue reading

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