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“Humbling and a bit Overwhelming”

Gettysburg National Cemetery
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US$115.00*
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Gettysburg Day Trip from Washington DC
Ranked #4 of 103 things to do in Gettysburg
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Anchorage, AK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Humbling and a bit Overwhelming”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

The Soldiers National Cemetery at Gettysburg, to someone never exposed to history first hand like this, was a bit overwhelming and humbling. To have read books and been taught throughout my public school years about this portion of U.S. history I had never really comprehended of nor understood the magnitude of the sheer human costs of war. To stand in the presence of the thousands of soldiers not only from the Civil War years but WWII as well, that are interred here I left with a deeper understanding of the sacrifices made by so many to build the nation such are ours. All school students should be required to see first hand this attraction and all the others around Gettysburg in order to feel the magnitude of history here.

Visited June 2014
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Boonton, New Jersey, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Stand on the spot A. Lincoln delivered his famous speech”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

There is something quite strange and eerie about standing on the spot (or as close to it as one can get) where A. Lincoln delivered his famous speech - the Gettysburg Address. Standing where the giants of history stood is something you just have to experience.

Visited June 2014
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Baltimore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“History Buffs mecca”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

This place has so much history it is unbelievable. Could not do it all in the 3 days we were there. We will definitely schedule another trip

Visited April 2014
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Dallas, Texas
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A Reminder”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

This is a must see for anyone who visits Gettysburg. To see the graves of all the soldiers who gave their lives is very moving. Some of the graves are marked with a stone stating "130 Bodies Unknown" and would have marker with a number on it for each body buried there. A reminder of how many people died there and that a lot of the soldiers who died no one knew who they were.

Visited June 2014
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Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Moving”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

Our visit was on Memorial Day. The flags made the occasion well worth the time. Would like for visitors to honor the signs for quite place. It is a place of reverence. The park guide is very informative and friendly.

Visited May 2014
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