Thursday, July 03, 2008

Battle of Gettysburg

In honor of the 145th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, the turning point in the American Civil War, I am posting this moving video of the 75th anniversary of the battle, celebrated when some of the original soldiers were still alive.

My late mother in law used to tell us of the parades in her hometown of Braintree, MA, when Civil War Veterans would march.

May God rest their souls.

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