Monday, October 26, 2009

"The world will little note nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here." - Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address

Stevens Knoll

For my trip to the Gettysburg National Battlefield Park, please visit The Distracted Wanderer for the original post. Thank you!


  1. You were going along just fine with our tour and then you mention the kids...Okay the parents are clods. Drives me insane too.

    Awesome post. I want to visit there someday.

    Have a terrific day. Big hug. :)

  2. i have been there and you are right, you want to speak in a whisper if at all. my mind just cannot grasp the numbers that died in that horrible mess. there is also quite a tribute at the arlington cemetery.

    does sherman make you want to spit? ha ha

    smiles, bee

  3. I so agree with you Linda about some people not respecting the solemnity at some historic sights. I am afraid quite often I just HAVE to say something. :(

    Wonderful pictures m'dear and narrative to go with them. Thankyou.

  4. This is an interesting and really well written post, Duchess Linda. Your love of history truly shines through your writing.

    The countryside is beautiful, despite the fact that so many lives were lost there. I was there as a young child, I don't remember as much as I should about the trip!

  5. Anonymous8:46 PM EDT

    I'm related to General Lee through my Mom's side of the family.

    That place is truly hallowed ground.

  6. Gettysburg is a wonderful history lesson. I have been pondering the why's of some people not understanding the ultimate meaning of what happens in all history... but it took me over 60 years to get to this point of respecting our history and the sacrifices given in the creation of our history. Children will learn and realize.

  7. Holy F*&^! The photo of the red house/barn is A-MAZING.

  8. I didn't have a digital camera when I took my trip to Hawaii a number of years ago. When I was on the Arizona Memorial, I actually ran out of film. I was mortified as I re-loaded the camera because it seemed to make so much inappropriate noise.

    Some places simply require our quiet respect.

  9. Great photos of the farm and the boulders!


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