Father and son / lith. & published by J.H. Bufford, c1863. / Library of Congress
This Father’s Day, Honor Dad By Saving a Battlefield
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Take a moment to think of a father in your life who helped inspire your love of history. Maybe it was your dad, your great uncle, or that wise veteran who lived next door. Maybe he told you stories, gave you a treasured book, or took you to your first battlefield. Whoever you’re picturing, you can be sure he would understand the value of preserving the hallowed grounds that define our history. This Father’s Day, honor that father by making a donation to save a battlefield or support a history educator. Then choose one of our e-cards to share your gift with the father you’re honoring or his family!
Save 18 critical acres on Seminary Ridge, on the First Day's battlefield at Gettysburg! This is some of the most historically significant land at Gettysburg that is still in private hands. It is hallowed ground that witnessed the climactic scene of fierce, deadly fighting on July 1, 1863.
For many young people around the United States, the first introduction to the Civil War comes through a teacher. Help raise funds so teachers can receive exceptional materials and instruction for teaching U.S. history in their classrooms.