Monday, December 1, 2014
Dade Battlefield State Park
In our walks around the park where we are now staying there are a few little blue herons, I would be remiss if I did not share with our readers a picture of a least one of them. They do not hang out in groups.
There was another memorial in the park, which John saw as we were leaving the battlefield. It was honoring all the men who had fallen and noted that they were to be remembered for fighting for our freedom. We could not help but look with askance at that memorial, for as in the Michael Brown case in Ferguson, there are always two sides to every story. The Seminoles loved their land and were willing to fight to their death to protect it. They fought the United States for twenty-three years, but in the end had to leave after a majority of them were killed. A total of 3,824 were sent to Oklahoma, a few managed to stay who hid out in the swamps of Florida.