150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG
Like, do people not understand how important this year is
It’s the sesquicentennial (150th anniversary) of The Proclamation, the fabulous Gettysburg Address, the not so fabulous Battle of Gettysburg
aka really big history stuff
I TOTALLY WAS GOING TO TRY TO MAKE IT TO THE BATTLEFIELD THIS SUMMER FOR THE 150TH BUT I DECIDED TO GO TO D.C. INSTEAD (the gov’t teacher in me won out)
Also I didn’t want to have to fight my way through every Civil War buff in the nation because there are going to be some SERIOUS HISTORY TIEMS YOU FEEL ME
So I’ll just listen to my Gettysburg car audio-tour CD that we got when we last visited the battlefield and be there with everyone in spirit
I NEED TO REREAD THE KILLER ANGELS TOO OMG
and then just watch Gettysburg
and blast my GB soundtrack
I JUST RECITED THE WHOLE KILLER ANGELS SPEECH FROM MEMORY AFTER NOT SEEING THE MOVIE FOR OVER TWO YEARS, HOW DID I DO THAT?
I would go, but I have a feeling I’d be trampled to death there. Seriously. There will be one billion people at the battlefield and roughly half of them will be reenactors. XD It will be amazing, but HUGE crowds and me don’t mix. I am celebrating in my heart.
Also, yes, watch ALL THE GETTYSBURG.