Light relief for Friday. A nice bit of Arminius lunacy, if that is not too harsh a word, from The Roanoke Times. A retired soldier has had a cast iron, life size statue of Arminius put in his back garden:
After six years of duty on Memorial Avenue outside Black Dog Salvage in Roanoke, a cast iron equestrian statue has a new post at a private home along upper Craig Creek. Diane Caldwell had her eye on the statute of Arminius, a warrior who went into legend as Hermann the German for ambushing the Romans and winning the Battle of Teutoburg Forest in 9 A.D. She finally bought it as a gift for her husband, Curtis, in honor of the 48th anniversary of his service with the 7th Cavalry Regiment in the Vietnam War.
Full story here.