Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Protests planned at Gettysburg battlefield this weekend

Via Billy

Officials in Gettysburg are bracing for protests this weekend coinciding with the 154th anniversary of the Civil War battle.

The Sons of Confederate Veterans and  a group called Real 3% Risen have received special use permits for 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday in a special section north of Meade’s Headquarters.

“We make accommodations for people who want to exercise their First Amendment rights,” said Katie Lawhon, a spokeswoman for  Gettysburg National Military Park.

Officials also are aware of plans for other rallies that have been announced on social media but have not obtained permits, and there are unconfirmed reports that anarchists plan to burn Confederate flags and desecrate graves during the anniversary of the battle.

Lawhon said the park is working with the U.S. Park Police, the Pennsylvania State Police, and local law enforcement to keep order during the weekend.

“Our goal is to ensure that public safety and visitor safety is number one and that park resources are preserved,” she said.

Besides the two permitted protests, Civil War reenactors from the Maryland Sons of Confederate Veterans also received a permit for a “site specific” march starting at 10 a.m. from the North Carolina Memorial to the Veterans Memorial, where they will hold a ceremony, Lawhon said. Another popular private reenactment festival is also scheduled about two miles from the park, she said.

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  1. I sincerely hope these folks do not turn the sacred ground into a circus of leftist bullshit
    I would think confederate folks and most likely union veterans groups will go after those that do. Absolutely unforgivable

  2. As you well know and the majority of Americans do not, Gettysburg is like most National cemeteries adjacent to or near National Military Parks where major battles took place in that "marked" graves in National Military Parks and National Cemeteries are for Federal soldiers (key word is National). After large and horrific battles such as Gettysburg, the dead on both sides were quickly buried. Sometimes years would pass before the Union dead were disinterred and neatly re-buried in the "marked" graves that we now recognize with the rows of white marble stones we see when we visit battlefields such as Gettysburg, Shiloh, Chickamauga, and even Arlington.There was not any effort to remove and rebury the remains of the majority of Confederates from any battlefield by the United States government. If they were removed from the battlefield, it was years later and the effort was made by the state for which they fought (i.e. North Carolina removed about 3,200 of their dead from the Gettysburg battlefield). There have been instances where Confederate burial sites have been turned into WalMart parking lots, etc. Even though in 1958 a law was passed declaring all Confederate soldiers, sailors, marines, United States veterans, the gravesites of Confederate dead are not always afforded the protection given of Federal soldiers and American veterans resting in well manicured National Cemeteries. The boys who wore the gray and butternut often lie in unmarked graves not far from where the fell. I sincerely doubt most ANTIFA know or even care which side was which. Their gammit is hype and destruction 'ala ISIS anyway. If there is an "attack" at NMP's, ANTIFA commies might attack monuments honoring soldiers who participated in those not-so-long-ago battles. By the way, those beautiful monuments, honoring both Confederate and Union soldiers were placed by the states from which a particular regiment, Army, company, etc. hailed. The United Daughters of the Confederacy and The United Daughters of the Grand Army of the Republic held huge fundraisers and lobbied their respective state governments to raise vast sums of money to commission the sculpting of such monuments and having them placed on the fields of honor. We do not need ANTIFA commie rat bastards anywhere near such places.

    1. Thanks.