Sahar Tartak, of Great Neck, New York, is a member of the 2020-2021 American Battlefield Trust Youth Leadership Team.
Sahar organized a virtual model congress focused on the issue of American battlefield preesrvation.
“Upwards of 600,000 brave American soldiers lost their lives in the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and the Civil War. These wars shaped the U.S. into the land of liberty. Our soldiers died for American values. For freedom from tyranny. For an end to slavery. For a powerful position on the world stage. Our nation owes its ideological successes and democratic strength to our fallen soldiers, yet little is done in their commemoration. By preserving American battlefields, we first and foremost offer our fallen soldiers a memorial befitting their sacrifice.”—Sahar Tartak