Thursday - September 15th, Chickamauga
Battlefield and National Cemetery:
Thursday morning we boarded buses for a short trip
to the Chickamauga Battlefield. The Chattanooga
area has a lot of Civil War History surrounding it and
the guided tour of one of the battlefields was terrific!
We also visited the museum and saw a lot of large and
small weapons used during that time from both the North
and the South, maps of battles and pictures of their
leadership. After the tour we returned to the
hotel for some really good box lunches from Jimmy Johns
and a little relaxation. After lunch we boarded
buses for a short trip to the National Cemetery where
Chaplin Rucker performed the annual Honor Ceremony in
remembrance of those shipmates that had passed on since
our last reunion.