from a dad's view

Devil’s Den – Gettysburg

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Here are a few photos taken from my recent trip to Gettysburg PA.  These are from the area of Little Round Top and Devil’s Den, where one of the bloodiest battle of the Civil War took place. The sad thing is that this is an amazingly beautiful place, and  if not familiar with the area, a person would have no idea that these same grounds was covered with the blood of Americans.   I never want to forget what took place just a little over 100 years ago, but I also never want these same lands and others, be bloodied by ignorance and evil again. It’s sad to think that some consider race as a reason for hatred and war, but it also warms my heart knowing that so many men and young boys were willing to give their lives to fight against this evil. I will be reading and studying more on this war because I have failed to do so in the past, and this war should be studied and remember by all in order to keep the same mistakes to happen in the future for us, and our children. People are always willing to show the sad and evil side of our past, but fail to show that some men and women are willing to fight and give up their lives, for the good.

On this week of celebration of our Independence, I want to thank all those whom have fought, and continue to fight, not for just our freedom, but for those around the world.

Feel free to use the photos above for reference for your drawings or paintings, I hope to have a few next week of my own.

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2 responses

  1. dusty66a

    Great pictures and even better thoughts. It is sad to think that the lessons of our Civil War are being repeated by other groups of people around the world because of hatred, intolerance, and greed. When we can all put aside our own prejudice ideology and be willing to accept those around us, then we will truly be a human race.

    July 6, 2012 at 10:49 am

  2. Linda Halcomb

    Great photos. I hope you paint from them. Devil’s Den has such a tragic place in our history.

    July 20, 2012 at 7:27 am

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