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Wish I was in Gettysburg today.

by ADHDean on September 20, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

According to NPR Morning Edition, there will be a gathering of more than half of all surviving Medal of Honor recipients today in Gettysburg. Students will have an opportunity to meet and interact with these esteemed visitors in order to learn a little something about sacrifice and honor. I found myself wishing I could be there to shake the hand of each winner, look him or her in the eye and say a hearty "thank you."


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