Save More Land at Gettysburg
Earlier this month, eyes were focused on Gettysburg, Pa., as the nation remembered the 150th anniversary of the Civil War's bloodiest battle. Help us leave a permanent and meaningful legacy of this event by assisting the Civil War Trust's purchase of 12 more acres of this hallowed ground – including a small but crucial parcel adjacent to the national park on East Cemetery Hill.
From Our President
Dear Civil War Preservationist,
I'm sure that, like me, you spent the early days of this month transfixed by the remarkable pictures and stories coming out of Pennsylvania and Mississippi, as Americans of all ages and types remembered two of the Civil War's largest and most significant battles. In particular, I was thrilled to see the number of young people who made the journey and were eager to be part of commemoration. It is for this new generation—and all the ones that will come after—that you and I work so hard to ensure that there will always be scenic, historic and meaningful battlefields to visit.
That's why I'm thrilled to announce our latest land preservation project – another 12 acres at Gettysburg. Even though the anniversary crowds have headed home, thanks to tangible projects like the acquisition of this land, you and I are ensuring that the legacy of the 150th anniversary will last long beyond this summer. Once we save this land, our grandchildren will be able to visit and learn from it on the 200th anniversary – and long beyond.
- Jim Lighthizer, Civil War Trust President
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