Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Off We Go

I know this is only Wednesday, but I have decided to make this my last post until I return from my trip. I leave you with this thought


"Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth upon this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal ... We here highly resolve that the dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom; and that government of the people, by the people, and for the people, shall not perish from the Earth."
- Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg




This most famous and most important Civil War Battle occurred over three hot summer days, July 1 to July 3, 1863, around the small market town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. It began as a skirmish but by its end involved 160,000 Americans.
Out of those Fifty-One Thousand men were killed or wounded. The soldiers actually only fought for about 24 hours out of those three days.
This means that for every hour they fought 2,125 men were shot. Every minute almost 36 men were hit by flying metal. Every TWO seconds, a man was hit..For twenty-four hours....



Please return and join me On Friday September 26 as I present to you
GETTYSBURG!!

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7 Comments:

Blogger Willow Goldentree said...

I'm looking forward to reading about your trip! Have lots of fun!

September 17, 2008 at 12:23 PM  
OpenID Mama Kelly said...

Have a wonderful time!!!!!!

September 17, 2008 at 8:24 PM  
Blogger Carrie said...

This was great! I read it to Adam. He is now talking about their weaponry while I am typing this. Let's get him started. LOL

September 17, 2008 at 9:02 PM  
Blogger PEA said...

I know how much you've been looking forward to this trip so here's hoping everything turns out beautifully:-) Have a safe but FUN trip and looking forward to seeing pictures and hearing all about it! xoxo

September 17, 2008 at 11:16 PM  
Blogger Nydia said...

Enjoy, enjoy every single minute, Autumn! I feel like I'm going with ou, so close the preparations for this experience became! :)
Have a wonderful Mabon, and thanks for sharing what you're going to do in terms of rituals. I know it' going to be great simply to be there!

Kisses full of antecipation, we'r gona miss you!
I'll be back on the 26th!

September 18, 2008 at 4:52 PM  
Blogger peppylady said...

Have a safe and wonderful time.

September 18, 2008 at 10:35 PM  
Blogger dot said...

Those statistics are horrible. Hope you enjoy your trip! Don't forget the camera!!

September 19, 2008 at 3:24 PM  

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