Posted by on Sep 27, 2011 in Photographs, Sacred Places | 0 comments

This Solemn Simplicity: Uncommon Fields of Glory

July, 1863. They stand tall, brave, and hold their ground, time in memoriam. The last line of defense in a vital war, standing firm in the conflict.  In the crucible of combat, today marked by 1,328 monuments of visible reminders.

November, 1863. Dedication Ceremony. And there also stands Abraham Lincoln saying  “…We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who gave their lives that the nation might live. It is also fitting that we should do this…”

51,000 counted in green fields for the fallen of the bloodiest single battle of the Civil War.

Fittingly, they were:

  • Young and Old men who could have farmed…
  • Young and Old men who could have raised families…
  • Young and Old men who could have loved…
  • Young and Old men who could have been…
  • Young and Old men who could have lived…
  • Young and Old men who served, their lives slipped away

~Myles Saulibio

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