I found this text from an undated tourism brochure in my archives, which I thought was appropriate to share for Virginia’s Lee-Jackson Day, commemorated each year on the Friday before Martin Luther King, Jr. Day:
“The Valhalla of the South”
is only 13 miles North of the beautiful Natural Bridge
Here are the tomb of General Lee, the grave of General Jackson, and the grave of the New Market Cadets.
Here, too, are the Virginia Military Institute, with its Museum and colorful military parades, Washington & Lee University, the Lee Museum and Chapel, and General Lee’s Office.
The Shrines of Lexington are devoted to education and history and no admission is charged.