Virginia Military Institute

Virginia Military Institute
Virginia Military Institute in Lexington Virginia.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Stonewall Jackson Cemetery- Lexington Virginia

Here are just a few photos I took at the Stonewall Jackson Cemetery.  Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson is here, as are many of his family.  There are numerous other Civil War related markers here too.  It is a very nice place to visit while in Lexington.

While we visited on a very hot day, we ended up going at different times than our traveling friends.  We both walked to the cemetery... and it is a bit of an uphill walk.

One of our friends told us later that he stopped to rest on a bench.  After a few minutes, some VMI students walked by him as they were on their way to visit Stonewall.

After some pleasant exchanges, the students invited our friend to walk with them.

So our pal walked a couple more blocks to the cemetery with a group from VMI.  He said that they were all very pleasant, and he enjoyed talking to them.  He thought it was kind that they invited him to walk with them.

This added to our admiration of the students here.  You wouldn't get that kind of friendliness on every college campus.

I was in the area after the students visited and I noticed the smell of lemons.  Some of the kids had left lemons at Stonewall's monument....  a very appropriate thing to leave, as he enjoyed eating them.




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