National Monuments, April 18

Posted March 15, 2013 at 1:34 PM, Filed Under: All News, Events

Thursday, April 18, 2013

BRMC Social Committee Vice-chair Bal Dighe has done it again !!

He has arranged a wonderful day-tour of two National Monuments, with transportation by luxury motorcoach at just $35.00 per person, including taxes and gratuity,--- provided we have a minimum of 40 persons, and we can accommodate up to 56.

The monuments are....

McLean HouseAppomattox Courthouse National Park, which is comprised of many historical structures plus several reconstructed buildings. The village itself is the site of the surrender of General Robert E. Lee to General Ulysses S. Grant, thus ending the four year civil war. We will see documents and the many artifacts of that tragic event, including the pencil used by General Lee for additions and corrections to the treaty.

D-Day MemorialThe D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Virginia. That town suffered the highest per-capita casualties in the nation. The National D-Day memorial honors the allied forces that fought in the invasion of Normandy France on June 6, 1944. The English garden, a haunting tableau of the invasion, and the victory plaza pay homage to the brave forces and sacrifices of our fallen heroes.

Note that the entrance fee for Appomattox is just $3 or is free for those who hold Golden Passport (senior citizen) passes. Since many of our members are holders of this passport, they are entitled free entry with two more persons.

Similarly, the D-Day Memorial waives the small entry fee for Veterans. Thus, the prudent option is to have each person handle their own entry.

The details are:

  • Date: Thursday, April 18, 2013
  • Leave Market Square @ 9:30 a.m.
  • Arrive Appomattox Courthouse @ 11:00 a.m.
  • Leave Appomattox @1:00 p.m.
  • Lunch stop @1:15 at The Porterhouse Restaurant in Lynchburg, were each person can order his/her own meal from the menu and pay accordingly.
  • Depart Lynchburg @2:00 p.m.
  • Arrive and tour the D-Day Memorial @ 2:30.
  • Depart Bedford @ 4:30 p.m.
  • Arrive Market Square @ 6:30 p.m.
  • Paid reservations are required for this special offering, and must be received before Monday, April 1st. If we do not have the minimum 40 paid reservations BEFORE that date, the tour will need to be cancelled and your checks returned/cancelled.

Send your checks, payable to BRMC, at $35. per person, to:

6112 Duck Cove Road
Midlothian, VA 23112

Questions? Please call Bal at 804.639.6960