The Journey to Freedom

The Journey to Freedom

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Gettysburg Winter 2016

You would think that on your fourth trip to Gettysburg that it would become old.  Just the opposite has happened.  It has become more emotional more gripping.  Each group brings a different flavor to the experience.  Today one of our young ladies at the cemetery gave from memory the Gettysburg Address that Pres. Lincoln delivered just a few feet from where he delivered that address.  The lives that were lost in just a few days is mind boggling.  There were nearly as many people died in 3 days as there was in 10 years in Vietnam War.

As we prepare to see the elections of a new president I see our country being ripped apart by criminals that  should be in jail.  Power hungry people that are immoral and liars deceiving the people with empty promises to fulfill their own personal agendas. While good people are cast aside in another major turning point for this nation.  It saddens me.  Pres. Ezra Taft Benson said,

No nation which has kept the commandments of God has ever perished, but I say to you that once freedom is lost, only blood—human blood—will win it back.

General Meed and General Lee

There was a protest going on in the park today.  Those that want to preserve the Confederate flag and those that want that symbol destroyed. People that try and rewrite their past soon have no history at all.  

The spot the Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address. 

Barlow Interns Winter 2016


  1. That's neat that you have gained more from Gettysburg each time you have visited.