Fredricksburg is the site of a 1862 Civil War battle wherein the Confederates held off the Union Army long enough to re-group. The battle involved lots of house-to-house fighting and a whole bunch of death. Yuck!
Meanwhile, back at the Rappahannock, we got our new schedule. In just two more days, the Run will be over. We will street-hike into DC, rally at the Lincoln Memorial and that will be that. On to a new subject: When I toured Washington DC with my friends, we saw at least 5,000 Falun Gong people standing in bunches on EVERY corner and holding up signs accusing China of harvesting organs off Falun Gong members before putting them to death -- and apparently transplanting the organs into well-heeled Americans.
The Falun Gong people were holding up LOTS of horrible photos. It was a total blitz of the nation's capital. There were grisly pictures on every corner. And it was VERY EFFECTIVE. The pro-Peace/anti-Bush people might consider doing something like that too -- with LOTS of photos of America's homeless, America's crippled soldiers, America's dying sick people, America's out-of-work refugees from Corporate Welfare, America's Iraqi and Afghani torture victims, America's financing of the killing of children in Palestine, America's leaders in their mansions and limousines bought with taxpayers' money, etc.
These photos would really make an impact on the DC tourists. For sure.