Friday, April 15, 2005

Virginia's Amelia Earheart -- Bring her home

Will Vehrs at "Virginia Pundit Watch" wryly suggests a cause to unite Virginians. Bring back to Virginia the remains of Pocahontas! The first time I read this, I chuckled. Returning to Will's column for a review, however, I found the idea really appealed to me. What an amazing woman Pocahontas must have been. What a life she led.

In her book "Pocahontas and the Powhatan Dilemma," Camilla Townsend put it succinctly:

"A woman as brave as Pocahontas -- who endured a kidnapping, explored an alien faith, dared to marry a foreigner and faced the voyage across the sea for the sake of her people -- deserves better."