My Name Is Mary Sutter). It is so hard to comprehend this fight within the realm of our world today.
Our volunteer docent told us about the fence separating the National Cemetery from the town's cemetery. It came from the White House during Lincoln's tenure. He also described the significance of the Soldier's National Monument and its five carved statues. The finale was a recitation of Lincoln's 272 word, 2 minute address which was made there during the war - The Gettysburg Address. The older kiddos listened to it all. They were particularly struck by the idea of what it must have smelled like after the battle. Aine was most interested in the fence, which is in perfect condition after so many years.
The kiddos obtained trading cards with photos depicting people and places from the battle. They were given one at the beginning by a ranger and told they would earn the rest after they toured if they knew a thing or two about Gettysburg. Armed with newly found knowledge, they asked and received their cards.