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Media Advisory: Congressman Hal Rogers Joins Civil War Trust for Memorial Day Weekend Ceremony at Mill Springs

(Nancy, Ky.) - U.S. Representative Harold "Hal" Rogers (R-Ky.), a long-time champion of historic preservation in Congress, will join officials from the Civil War Trust and the Mill Springs Battlefield Association on Saturday, May 23, 2015, for an important announcement and Memorial Day weekend ceremony at the Mill Springs Battlefield in Nancy, Kentucky. The event will celebrate recent land conservation successes on the historic battleground.

The event will begin at 10:00 a.m. with a performance by the accomplished Eighth Regiment Band. The ceremony will be held at the Mill Springs Battlefield Visitor Center, located on Hwy. 80. Congressman Rogers will be joined at the event by Civil War Trust president James Lighthizer, Trust chairman emeritus John L. Nau, III, and Mill Springs Battlefield Association president Dr. Bruce Burkett.

Following the ceremony, attendees will have an opportunity to tour the visitor center and National Cemetery. Refreshments will be available during and after the event.

WHAT: Memorial Day Weekend Ceremony and Preservation Announcement at the historic Mill Springs Battlefield

WHO:  Congressman Hal Rogers; Civil War Trust President James Lighthizer and Chairman Emeritus John L. Nau, III; and Mill Springs Battlefield Association President Bruce Burkett

WHEN: Saturday, May 23 at 10:00 a.m. ET

WHERE: Mill Springs National Battlefield Visitor Center & Museum, 9020 W. Hwy. 80, Nancy, KY 42544

The Civil War Trust is America's premier nonprofit battlefield preservation organization. Its mission is to preserve our nation's endangered Civil War battlefields and to promote appreciation of these hallowed grounds. To date, the Trust has preserved almost 41,000 acres of battlefield land in 20 states, including nearly 600 acres at Mill Springs.