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Gettysburg

The Timeless Stories of Service and Sacrifice Continue at Gettysburg

Joanne Hanley | Posted 08.04.2014 | Impact
Joanne Hanley

All of this and more has been accomplished so that this national treasure will be sustained for years to come -- ensuring that the soldiers who fought here "shall not have died in vain."

Ready to Serve: Fostering a New Generation of Engaged Citizens

Janet Riggs | Posted 08.04.2014 | Impact
Janet Riggs

The good news is many Americans, including our colleagues at the Aspen Institute, realize the importance of service -- both for the wellbeing of our society and for the growth and development of those serving.

WATCH: Franklin Project's 'Summit at Gettysburg'

Lance Gould | Posted 06.04.2014 | Impact

At some point in the near future, national service will be a de rigueur rite of passage for 18-28 year olds. That is the hope, anyway, of The Franklin...

Federal Funding Is Tenuous as Demand for National Service Reaches a High

Ilir Zherka | Posted 08.03.2014 | Impact
Ilir Zherka

New technologies offer boundless opportunities for us to increase the number of people serving communities, while budget-cutters in Congress threaten to end national service as we know it.

Memorial Day Reminder of the Foolishness of War: 150 Years Ago Was Another Blood-Drenched Summer in the Civil War

Doug Bandow | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Memorial Day offers an annual remembrance of courage and sacrifice as well as the all-too-frequent foolish and counterproductive effusion of American blood. Most of the conflicts in which so many Americans died were fool's errands, wars which the U.S. should never have fought.

The Quiet Work of Ethel Kennedy

John Bridgeland | Posted 07.30.2014 | Impact
John Bridgeland

The quiet work of Ethel Kennedy lives on in the hundreds of young people she has helped find a better life.

Top 10 Historic Battlefields

Cheapflights | Posted 07.23.2014 | Travel
Cheapflights

Our top 10 historic battlefields are just a sampling of the places where we can pay our respects to the fallen. However, they stand out for the attention they pay to preserving and sharing the history that unfolded on these very spots.

Elizabeth Thorn: Pregnant and Burying the Dead at Gettysburg

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.19.2014 | Women
Kate Kelly

Thorn's husband was caretaker of the Evergreen Cemetery in Gettysburg, so after the Battle of Gettysburg (July 1-3, 1863), the work of burying the dead was left to Elizabeth and her father. Elizabeth was six months pregnant at that time.

Washington's Winter Wonderland Wanes

Connie Lawn | Posted 05.17.2014 | DC
Connie Lawn

Liberty is the closest snow resort to the Washington metro area -- usually a drive of under two hours. For that reason, it is a mélange of some of the most interesting people.

Lincoln's Gettysburg Address and the Arc of Time

Dr. Gail Christopher | Posted 02.04.2014 | Black Voices
Dr. Gail Christopher

As we marked the 150th anniversary on November 19 of this powerful speech, the same struggle continues today in communities from coast to coast -- the fight for freedom and equality is far from over.

A Gettysburg Address Call to Arms -- Health Care Arms

Joseph Cooper | Posted 02.02.2014 | Books
Joseph Cooper

Seven Score and Ten Years Ago, Louisa May Alcott brought forth a collection of letters conceived in her relatively brief service as a volunteer nurse, and dedicated to the proposition that not all military hospitals were created equal.

This Amazing Politician Was Fed Up With Rebellion. He Needed Only 10 Sentences To Make The Nation Feel The Same Way.

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

With just three paragraphs worth of notes scribbled on parchment paper, one man stood before a crowd 150 years ago on Tuesday and tested the power of ...

A Good Samaritan

Michael A. Hardy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Michael A. Hardy

The experience deepened my faith in the human spirit and the potential goodness of people. Lincoln gave everything so this nation had an opportunity to survive as one nation, under god, indivisible, for liberty and justice for all.

KKK Seeks Alternative Venue For Rally Canceled By Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

Members of the Ku Klux Klan may seek an alternative venue for a rally canceled due to the federal government shutdown. A Maryland-based KK group h...

KKK Rally Canceled Because Of Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

A Ku Klux Klan rally planned for Saturday, Oct. 5 has been canceled because of the government shutdown. On Sept. 26, officials at Gettysburg Nation...

New Abraham Lincoln Photo Discovered

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

On March 5, scholar and former Disney animator Christopher Oakley made a discovery that could change the way people view Lincoln's historic Gettysburg...

Mystic Chords of Memory and the 'Heroes' of War

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 09.23.2013 | Politics
Franz-Stefan Gady

When I first arrived in America a few years ago, one of the first things I noticed was the road name, Jefferson Davis Highway. For a moment, I wondere...

Gettysburg Re-Enactment Gears Up For Round 2

AP | GENARO C. ARMAS | Posted 09.03.2013 | Politics

GETTYSBURG, Pa. — The Battle of Gettysburg is underway for the second time in a week and tourists are converging in droves even if the outcome o...

Rights, Patriotism and Service: Fourth of July Reflections

Ed Crego | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics
Ed Crego

Ms. Davis, her Democratic colleagues, and those "average citizens" who stood with them acted as patriots. So, too, we should add, are the Republicans who in support of their own beliefs and principles opposed them.

'Four Score and Seven Years Ago': A Jewish Connection

Marc Saperstein | Posted 09.02.2013 | Religion
Marc Saperstein

July 4, 1863 was a Saturday, and Rabbi Sabato Morais delivered his Sabbath morning sermon. His sermon contains a phrase that might well have influenced the most celebrated speech in American history.

Visitors Flock To Remember Gettysburg Battle

AP | GENARO C. ARMAS | Posted 09.01.2013 | Politics

GETTYSBURG, Pa. — From camera-toting tourists to visitors eager to retrace the footsteps of ancestors who fought in the Civil War, thousands of ...

Make Time to Make History

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.31.2013 | Parents
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Jeff Csatari, executive editor of special projects for Men's Health It's way too easy to say, "I just don't have the time." With ...

Gettysburg and Gridlock

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

What I will be remembering -- and which I sincerely urge that today's politicians and media personalities read up on -- is the fact that the Civil War was actually postponed for decades by the most fierce ideological divide in our history.

LOOK: Gettysburg Overrun By Reenactors!

Richmond Times-Dispatch | Robert Zullo | Posted 08.31.2013 | DC

GETTYSBURG, Pa. -- The sharp report of thousands of muskets and the booming thunder of dozens of cannon echoed off the green, rolling farmland of sout...

Damaged Statue Returns For Gettysburg Anniversary

AP | GENARO C. ARMAS | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics

GETTYSBURG, Pa. — An opening volley of musket fire ushered in the start of the milestone commemoration of the Battle of Gettysburg on Friday, 15...