Nelson County, Virginia
It was a reflective Wednesday morning as people gathered at the Rockfish Valley Trail Head just south of Nellysford. They were there to remember the catastrophic day back in 1969 when Hurricane Camille landed right on top of Nelson County, Virginia.
The program included stories of the August 1969 tragedy in the Rockfish Valley through the eyes of those on the scene during search and recovery.
The Nelson County Museum of History, will also hold a Remembrance of Camille on Thursday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. at Nelson County High School. A slide show of rarely seen photos of Camille will begin the Remembrance, followed by the Fortune Family Singers, a reading by the Rev. John Gordon of the names of those lost, stories of survival by Curtis Matthews and Colleen Stevens Thompson, remarks by Cliff Wood on how individuals responded, and music by Pat Ritchie. A social hour will follow with education exhibits and refreshments. The event is free and open to the public.