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Monday, July 01, 2013

Gettysburg anniversay

Today is the 150th anniversary of the 1st day of the battle of Gettysburg - the bloodiest battle ever fought on the Western Hemisphere.
The confederate soldiers were headed into Gettysburg because of a rumor of a large storehouse of shoes.
Northern General john Buford, a cavalry General, saw the Southerners in Yankee territory and decided that he had to stop them in Gettysburg and hold the High Ground. Buford's decision was so critical that without his brave choice that day, we might be known today as the Confederate States of America.
As you celebrate our country's anniversary this week, remember the 51, 000 casualties of Gettysburg and think of those soldiers who gave their last "Full measure of devotion" and fought for the freedom of people they never met or would ever meet.
-- Terry Bowman

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