The cache spotlight for the month of September falls on Veterans Cache (GC176RO
) by gbmcache.
This cache is the culmination hide of a series designed to show the geocacher several memorials around the Charlotte area that commemorate those individuals who have given their lives in service to their country.
- Get your feet wet with Spirit of the American Doughboy (GC162HP), a memorial dedicated to the soldiers in WWI.
- Try The Greatest Generation (GC169W9) next and discover an impressive memorial to WWII soldiers from our area and seek the final in a beautiful nature preserve.
- The Lost Cause (GC16M4V) will take you to a historic cemetery in downtown Charlotte and will give you a glimpse into the local history in the War Between the States.
- Plan to spend some time at The Wall (GC17OFT) and learn about the Vietnam War and its effect on our region - read the poem and be forever changed.
Once you've visited all these sites and collected information, you'll have what you need to find Veterans cache, and after all that work, you can be assured that it's a satisfying find. This series brings together all the best aspects of the sport we enjoy: an excuse to go somewhere new, a treasure hunt, learning something that will change you, and time well spent in the outdoors. Autumn is the perfect time to start a challenging and rewarding series - Veterans Cache is a worthy goal for any serious geocacher.