Rabbi Avi Weinstein

Gettysburg Visitor Center and Battlefield: Unforgettable

In Uncategorized on July 19, 2009 at 10:04 pm

It has been long overdue for me to take my twelve year old son to Gettysburg, PA. It’s about a 90 minute drive for an unforgettable afternoon. The new visitor center and museum offer an orientation that does what it is supposed to do. It makes you want to see the battlefield. The newly restored Cyclorama, a 360 degree mural that weighs thousands of pounds is presented succinctly, but brilliantly.

Six thousand soldiers died, and over 40 thousand maimed in three days of relentlessly fierce fighting. The spirit of the Union and Confederate dead hover over the place, as palpable as a humid day in July. Go visit! It is as moving of a place as any in Washington DC.
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