You can view my images in the July issue of The American Legion Magazine!
My husband and I live a very blessed life, we both have jobs that we absolutely love. He works for The American Legion as their New Media Manager, and writes articles for their Burnpit Blog (he’s Mothax) and their magazine. His stories have taken him to Afghanistan, Senegal, Greenland, Gitmo, Alaska, and the White House just to name a few. So when he came home last year and asked if I would like to go with him on one of his embed stories I got excited! I was imagining all the cool places it could be, then he said how would you like to campout with the 1st Virginia Cavalry at Gettysburg for the 150th anniversary?….I should have known…One thing is for certain, if there was ever a story about laying on the beach sipping umbrella drinks Mark Seavey would not take it, his passion is history, politics and featuring his brothers and sisters in arms doing what they love on or off the battlefield.
This was a once in a lifetime opportunity for me and it was a lot of fun, although I’m not sure that I’m tough enough to camp Civil War Style for 6 days again it was amazing. The battles, the drums, the clothes, the campsites were all wonderful, it really does transform you back to 1863. If you ever have the chance to visit a reenactment or participate in one, it is so much fun I highly recommend it! A big Thank You to the 1st Virginia Cavalry for having us as your guests! Here are a few images of the 150th Gettysburg Anniversary Reenactment.