Norman Joy takes you back in time to find out what was on the mind of the Commanding General of the Confederate Army Robert E Lee when he made decisions such as whether to accept command of the forces of the United States or resign his commission and return to Virginia. Or whether to make a final charge on the third day at Gettysburg. Or what options did he have other than surrender in April, 1865. Norman Joy draws on his own years of military service and his historical research connections to bring General Lee’s character to life. The week after General Robert E Lee surrenders to General Grant the War is over for him. Returning to Richmond he is reunited with his family after four long years of unwanted separation. He is no longer the Commanding General but, in fact, is without work and on parole. This is just one of the crucial times in the General’s life when he had to make some very difficult decision. Explore those decisions with the man himself as he considers the options and the impact of these truly significant times. Norman Joy will draw on his own years of military service and his historical research connections to bring General Lee’s character to life during his four (4) performances, two (2) on Saturday, May 28th and two (2) on Sunday, May 29th during Waterloo’s 150th Anniversary of it’s first Memorial Day Commemoration.