Thursday, November 12, 2009
After lunch, we traveled to Battleground Park, where a Revolutionary War battle was fought on March 15, 1781. Major General Nathanael Greene was defeated by the British army led by Lord Charles Cornwallis, but was successful in keeping his army strong. Now, the battleground has been preserved as the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park. The monuments placed around do fit with the open space because they are statues of some of the famous people in the battle. They also help provide some history about the battle. I think that the Greensboro organizers decided not to have the town be at the battle site because the place has historic presence. They don't want to build over it and lose the memories. It also shows that the town values open space and parks, allowing recreation and reflection for all who come. It is easy to have fun and learn the history at the same time.