“Generations” invited to Walk in the Footsteps of Heroes on the Gettysburg Battlefield on September 2

A park ranger discusses the Battle of Gettysburg with a large group of children.
A park ranger discusses the Battle of Gettysburg with a large group of children.

Civil War Trust

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News Release Date: August 18, 2017

Contact: Katie Lawhon, 717-338-4402

Gettysburg National Military Park and the Civil War Trust will conduct a special program that encourages adults to help instill a lifelong passion for history by bringing a son, daughter, niece, grandson or friend for a special walk on the Gettysburg battlefield on September 2, from 10 am until 12:30 pm.
The Walk in the Footsteps of Gettysburg’s Heroes - Park rangers and historians will guide the walk on the very ground where the tremendous struggle of the Battle of Gettysburg took place. Some lucky kids will even get to wear the uniforms of their choice. The program will include hands-on activities, stressing teamwork, leadership, ethics and responsibility lessons as the fighting, photos and fascinating evolution of Gettysburg National Military Park comes to life.
This free event begins at 10 am at Auto Tour Stop 1 along South Reynolds Avenue. Registration is required, go to: https://www.civilwar.org/events/walk-footsteps-gettysburgs-heroes. Park on the right side of Reynolds Avenue.   
“We’re pleased to join the Civil war Trust in sponsoring this special opportunity to bring history alive for a younger generation,” said Bill Justice, acting superintendent at Gettysburg National Military Park. “Creating memorable visits at Gettysburg, especially for our youngest visitors, is one of the most important things we can do to ensure that these special places are preserved.”
Gettysburg National Military Park preserves, protects and interprets for this and future generations the resources associated with the 1863 Battle of Gettysburg, during the American Civil War, the Soldiers' National Cemetery, and their commemorations. Learn more at www.nps.gov/gett.

Last updated: August 22, 2017

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