The perfect ending to a great day. The sun came out and warmed up the mountain top. There were a lot of day hikers basking in the sun. The high reached 59º for a second day in a row and the low was 35º. Make sure you bring layers with you if you are coming up for the night. I have seen a lot of guests shivering while walking around camp, and later seen them in the famous LeConte hoodie. Today is starting out to be a great day up top.
I would like to take a moment to remember my husband's grandfather, Col. John M. Virden. He served our country and made his family proud. I had a chance to get to know him, this past week, through pictures and old correspondence. It was great to learn more about my husband's side of the family. He was an interesting man who flew with the Flying Tigers and served as the press-relations person for President Eisenhower. I would like remember all of the people who have served our country and helped make it what it is today. I hope everyone has a great Memorial Day.
Col. John M. Virden's headstone in Arlington Cemetery
Arlington National Cemetery
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