For as long as America's brave soldiers have fought to preserve the ideals of our country, passions have run high on the issue of how we as a nation should remember our history.
To the Civil War Trust, just as our country’s battlefields are a part of American history, the soldiers who fought on both sides of the war - together with the memorials erected to honor fallen comrades and friends - are part of that history, too. They must be preserved.
Those past generations, North and South, often paid for these memorials out of their own pockets because they believed it was essential to transmit a crucial message to all future generations.
They wanted their sacrifices remembered. They wanted opportunities for reflection upon the time in this country when the conflict of the hour divided us, and more than 620,000 lives were lost, a number that, were a war of the same magnitude fought today, would cost over 6 million lives.
We believe it is important that our country continue to preserve and protect these monuments to generations past who sacrificed all to create the nation we are today. If you agree, please take a moment to sign our petition, respectfully urging Congressional leaders to safeguard America’s war memorials.