Gettysburg National Cemetery is the final resting place for more than 3,500 Union soldiers killed in the Battle of Gettysburg, a Union victory often cited as a turning point in the Civil War.
"...at the conclusion of the fight there still remained, as if in mockery, the notice: All persons found using fire-arms in these grounds will be prosecuted with the utmost rigor of the law."
"The original (Evergreen) cemetery was a very handsome enclosure, and contained many elegant monuments, very few of which were injured, notwithstanding the terrible nature of the conflict."
"Cemetery Ridge was the scene of some of the severest fighting and on which is situated the National Soldiers' Cemetery. Here President Lincoln attended the consecration of the Soldiers' Monument."
Such a beautiful place bought me to tears.
Do the Ranger Program.
Go for the Remembrance Day luminary ceremony!