Friday, July 15, 2011

Gettysburg 75th Anniversary

This is an incredibly interesting old film made in 1938 on the 75th anniversary of the Battle at Gettysburg. It records some of the then still living survivors of that war. It's an amazing step back into history. Those old veterans gathered on that day in their own final years of life to remember those three days, July 1-3, 1863, where as young men they fought in one of the bloodiest battles of that war. It is a poignant visual reflection on the passage of time and how it heals all wounds. More Americans lost their lives in that war than have died in all the wars we have fought in since then.

Remembering our history is important. Someone once said that those who refuse to learn from history are doomed to live it over and over again. If you are moved by this short film use it as an opportunity to learn more about this battle and the history of the CIvil War. In two more years we will be celebrating the 150th anniversary of Gettysburg. America is what it is as much for the experience of the Civil War as for that of the Revolutionary War. We are our history. LINK, Via: Youtube

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