the Eternal Light Peace Memorial
Pictures taken July 1, 2, 3, 4 1938 during the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.
The impressive senior warriors were eager to give their interpretation of America's fratricidal struggle.
|Trading reminiscences in camp.
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|Visitors were inspired as they heard the veterans recollections of life during the Civil War.||These soldiers of another day, who opposed each other in armed conflict 75 years before, swapped "yarns" (some pretty tall ones) reliving again the four year war of long ago.|
|About 150,000 people met under a broiling sun to fulfill the
goal set by the compatriots of the 50th anniversary in 1913 - to have a monument with an
eternal light symbolizing peace eternal in a nation united.
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|President Roosevelt arrived in Gettysburg by special train to
dedicate the memorial to the spirit of the valiant men, with no division of sides, who
here, such a long time ago, made the supreme sacrifice for a cause so dear to them.
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|The oak ridge memorial is unveiled on sacred ground that
withheld the cradle of the reunion of the United States.
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|The Civil War gave the American people a rebirth of unity.
From the 1939 government film, "They Met at Gettysburg".
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