On July 4, 1776, patriots and politicians representing 13 colonies gathered at the Pennsylvania State House in Philadelphia to declare their independence from Great Britain. Their declaration reinvigorated an American Revolution that would change the course of history. The Revolutionary War raged for eight long years, from the mountains of New England to the woodlands of Georgia. When the fighting was done, a new nation had been born. Just a few decades later, Americans would have to fight for their independence once again in the War of 1812. Then, 85 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the Civil War would pit brother against brother and ultimately redefine the meaning of freedom in the United States.
How We Honor Their Struggle
During the week of July 4th, the American Battlefield Trust is honoring these defining struggles by inviting you to become a member for just $17.76. A generous donor will match gifts, dollar-for-dollar, up to $5,000. In addition, anyone who joins the Trust with this offer becomes a Founding Member.
With your membership, you’ll receive a subscription to our award-winning magazine, Hallowed Ground. Donate $50 or more and we’ll also send you an American Battlefield Trust Founding Member hat. Best of all, your membership gift will have twice the impact towards saving these sacred spaces.
Join us to save unprotected battlefields from the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the Civil War. By preserving the hallowed ground where the fate of our nation was shaped, we can provide future generations with the invaluable opportunity to experience this important history. This special match and membership offer will be available only through July 9th, so please act today.
Already a Member?
Thank you for all you do to preserve hallowed ground for future generations. If you’re already a contributing member, please consider sharing this offer with a fellow patriot or history lover in your life. For as little as $17.76, they can double their impact to honor the legacy of those brave Americans who fought for our independence, by protecting the places where our freedoms were won.