On the BreakPoint features page, we offer two articles about the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. Benjamin Wetzel says we're forgetting the real reason for the celebration of this decisive, but very costly battle. John Murray's article focuses on the spiritual side of the battle, and maintains that to visit the site helps lift the veil of history.
I suggest that you read and discuss both articles with your family, friends, and neighbors. History is important because to know where we're going, we must know where we've been.