Just so we’re clear, my favorite spot in Hanover County isn’t Bass Pro Shop, but Historic Polegreen Church. So worth a visit–very otherworldy and cool. I attended many of my children’s high school athletic events within a couple of miles of the spot and never knew it. It’s stunning—ethereal and educational. I could hardly believe this whimsical, Carlton Abbot-designed, soaring sculpture is on a residential road in Hanover County.

Go. Listen to the podcasts with your cell phone and walk the walk that puts the struggle for freedom of religious expression, including lack thereof, in historical context. Many people in our country and elsewhere need a refresher course.  And you’ll be reminded of how central a role Virginians played in securing religious freedom in our country. Hint: It’s not just about TJ, though he certainly did his part.

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