Tuesday, April 12, 2011

150 years ago.... The Civil War started

Today marks the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War. As an Virginian, with a family that dates back to 1700's, an who had ancestors that fought on both sides, I have always felt deeply about the civil war.  I'm sure I'm not alone on that feeling either.  

President Obama has proclaimed the beginning of the Civil War Sesquicentennial and calls for all Americans to observe it with appropriate, ceremonies and activities that honor the legacy of freedom and unity that the Civil Ware bestowed on  our Nation.  

Presidential Proclamation--Civil War Sesquicentennial | The White House
The Virginia Historical Society has a program called, An America Turning Point: The Civil War In Virginia 
Also you might want to check out the  Virginia Sesquicentennial Commission   

I will post what events and articles come my way..
Currently Reading:  Bonhoeffer, and Watching: TCM

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