…and our nation began 150 years ago today. July 1st to July 3rd, 1863.
It was the turning point in the American Civil War but imagine if the North had not won…
…it was the UNITED States that led the Allies to winning World War II. What would have happened if we lost?
Just that one thought leads to everything else – moon landing, civil rights, FDR, personal computers, JFK, (fill-in-the-blank) – would we be a superpower today or just two – 2nd tier nations struggling to survive?
The photograph above is of the Gettysburg battlefield and photographed looking north west from Little Round Top.
On Memorial Day, I pause to honor those who selflessly gave all to our nation. Thank you.
The Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point in the Civil War, the Union victory that ended General Robert E. Lee’s second and most ambitious invasion of the North in 1863. Often referred to as the “High Water Mark of the Rebellion”, it was the war’s bloodiest battle with 51,000 casualties and the setting for President Abraham Lincoln’s “Gettysburg Address”. (info from the National Park Service website)
Today I thank all the veterans for giving me my freedom.