Today, dh and I attended the Remembrance Day parade here in Gettysburg. I wish I had taken more pictures of the rows and rows of Civil War reenactors in this parade. It is amazing how many people dedicate their lives to remembering those who fought and died here over 100 years ago.
By far the most unusual thing for me was the Civil War era hearse, drawn by 2 horses and driven by a man in a stove-pipe hat.
I wanted to make sure to get a picture of a Civil War band (one with brass instruments) and decided to make this shot sepia toned to add to the semi-authenticity of the moment.
"Slavery ended in medieval Europe only because the church extended its sacraments to all slaves and then managed to impose a ban on the enslavement of Christians (and of Jews). Within the context of medieval Europe, that prohibition was effectively a rule of universal abolition. "— Rodney Stark