I am annoyed by my ignorance of the rich historical significance of the region I grew up in. I do not recall being taught about The French and Indian war in school and yet I lived almost within sight of Fort William Henry. Each time I rode to my grand parents I would pass Fort Ticonderoga. A bedroom community was Fort Edward and 15 minutes away was The Saratoga Battlefield. 

I did hear of Rogers Rangers, the forerunner of what today is known as Special Forces, but even that is a distant memory. 

Better informed I shall become. Never too late.