Arlington National Cemetery – Honor, Remember, Explore

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Arlington, Virginia.

Some of my readers are aware of my interest in aviation and membership in the Civil Air Patrol (CAP), a voluntary organization that is an auxiliary to the United States Air Force. Due to a change in my position within the organization, I was asked to accompany our state commander, (known officially in the organization as the North Dakota Wing Commander)  to Washington DC for the winter national conference.  The North Dakota delegation also included the North Dakota Wing Director of Cadet Programs, Captain Justin McDowell.   Continue reading

Smithfield Virginia – Over 260 Years of American History

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Smithfield, Virginia.

It was the fall of 1637 when Arthur Smith reserved for development 1450 acres (5.9 sq. km) along the Pagan River in Isle of Wight County. Over a century later, Arthur Smith IV created the river town of Smithfield, often incorrectly identified with John Smith, the founder of Jamestown. Continue reading