Today was Independence Day for us Americans, and I can still hear fireworks going off as I type this. Despite having a stale Cheeto as President, it’s still important to have pride in your country and remember its history.
I decided to spend part of the day at the Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg, Maryland. I haven’t been there since I was a kid, despite it being so close, so I thought it would be cool to drop by and take some pictures.
Independence Day and the Battle of Antietam are two different things that happened in different months and different years, but I just somehow ended up there today. The Battle of Antietam was part of the Civil War and took place on September 17, 1862. It’s one of the bloodiest single days in America’s history. Over 22,000 soldiers, between the Union and the Confederacy, were killed or wounded.
It called for rain today, but luckily it held out until later on. The sky was dark in places, though, which actually made for some pretty pictures.
The observation tower.
Cannons were used to strike enemy soldiers.
The fence near Bloody lane, where over 5,500 soldiers lay dead in the sunken road.
After getting back from the battlefield, we had a little cookout at my house. I ate some hot dogs with coleslaw, baked beans, macaroni salad, and corn on the cob. It was delicious!
I also really loved my makeup today. Last year I did navy blue eyeshadow, white eyeliner, and red lips. It actually looked nice, but I wanted to do something a little more subtle this year. I used darker blue and silver-blue eyeshadow with blue eyeliner for the eyes and just a clear gloss for the lips. I don’t care who thinks blue eyeshadow is tacky, I will always love it even when it’s not the fourth of July.