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lhlogo.gif (6955 bytes)Unveiling the Eternal Light Peace Memorial
Pictures taken July 1, 2, 3, 4 1938 during the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.

 

 

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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.
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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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