Tuesday, 20 December 2016
We're On Our Way to Our Goal!
Earlier this week I told you about our monumental effort to save 15 acres at the Princeton battlefield in New Jersey. I also shared that three generous donors have pledged to match all donations to this effort from now until the end of the year at a rate $3-to-$1, thereby tripling the power of your donation. If we raise $100,000 before the end of 2016, that number will be tripled for a total of $300,000 toward saving one of the most historically significant pieces of land the Civil War Trust has ever attempted to preserve.
Now, I am pleased to report we have already raised more than 25% of the funds needed to make our goal. The support for this effort from friends like you has been strong, and I cannot thank you enough. But we still have a long way to go.
Recall these 15 acres were the scene of heavy fighting on the morning of January 3, 1777. British and American soldiers met one another in a fierce fight, with the Redcoats getting the upper hand in the battle’s early stages. George Washington arrived on the scene at a critical juncture and rallied his men to deliver a crushing blow to the Redcoats capping off ten days that had begun with the crossing of the Delaware River on Christmas night, 1776.
This year marks the 240th anniversary of George Washington’s actions that inaugurated the “ten crucial days” in which America's citizen soldiers took the fight to the enemy, culminating in the Battle of Princeton on January 3, 1777. I can think of no better tribute to our forefathers than to save the land where Americans fought for and secured a free and independent nation.
I hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to triple your contribution and join us in the fight to protect forever one of the most historically significant parcels of land we have ever saved.
Act now and your contribution will have 3 times the impact on preserving these acres at Princeton battlefield for future generations!