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The new chief executive officer of the American Civil War Museum visited the museum's Appomattox site on Friday, the first in what he hopes will be monthly visits as the museum continues to tell the story of the Civil War and its legacies to a new generation.

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Each year the Okavango River is flooded by water from the Angolan highlands, transforming this extraordinary wilderness.

Virginia is for nature lovers. The commonwealth is home to 19 National Park Service sites, 38 state parks and countless preserves, natural areas and local recreation spaces. The great outdoors is where many of us go to escape for a time when we need to de-stress. Not only do open spaces, wooded glens and majestic mountain peaks inspire and rejuvenate us mentally, spending time outdoors is physically good for us as well. Besides the obvious benefits of exercise, being outside on a sunny day leads to Vitamin D production, which helps strengthen our immune systems, fight depression and boost weight loss.

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