A Day of Rest - Kinston

Posted by Duke Homestead on Sunday, May 17, 2015 Under: Walk Home NC
While Wednesday was a rest day for Philip, he wasn't without something to do. In the morning the CSS Neuse Interpretive Center hosted a breakfast for Philip along with local veterans. After breakfast, one of the site staff gave Philip, the veterans, and the support team a tour of the new exhibits. Of course, it was the Neuse itself, sitting in it's new home, that made the largest impression.

Philip then went to two local schools to present a program about life after war. He was accompanied by interpreters of the Revolutionary War, The Spanish American War, and World War I as well as veterans from World War II to the present. Their stories were incredibly powerful. 

After lunch with the students, Philip toured the replica of the CSS Neuse where he was met by none other than the Tar Heel Traveler, Scott Mason. Mason accompanied him to tour the historic graveyard which held a mass Confederate grave and grave of an unknown Union soldier. 

The day ended with dinner at Olivia's and a much needed early night in bed. 

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