As I mentioned on last Sunday’s show, when we think about the sacrifices made to birth and preserve this amazing country, we must be not only awestruck, but determined to not let what was purchased with so much blood and treasure be lost. We are currently engaged in a battle with radical leftists, stunningly led by the current occupant of the Oval Office, a Saul Alinsky acolyte determined to “remake” (read destroy) our country, using amnesty for illegal aliens and unilateral economic disarmament, justified by concerns about “climate change” to deliver the death blow.
I am thinking about these sacrifices today as I reflect on the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. From the Fiscal Times:
Total estimated casualties at Gettysburg (over 31,000 Union losses and over 27,000 Confederate losses). Gettysburg residents were left to care for the wounded and bury the dead after the Confederates retreated. Ultimately the soldiers’ bodies were reinterred in what is today known as Gettysburg National Cemetery.
Today many Americans re-enacted it. From ABC News:
Thousands took a mile-long commemorative march Wednesday across the Gettysburg field where the Confederate Army made its final, ill-fated charge 150 years ago in the last clash of the pivotal battle of the Civil War.
A National Park Service spokeswoman said the Pickett’s Charge walk was the most ambitious program ever planned to remember the South’s failed assault, during which more than 12,000 men in nine brigades tried to break the Union lines. It ended the three-day Battle of Gettysburg on July 3, 1863.
It was also on July 3, 1863, that the Confederates made their high water mark into the North. They would never again get that far north again.
Over 600,000 died in the Civil War to preserve this amazing country.
God Bless the United States of America.