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Tuesday, 12 June 2018

The Father's Day Gift that Keeps on Giving


Take a moment to think of a father in your life who helped inspire your love of history. Maybe it was your dad, your great uncle, a Civil War ancestor, or that wise veteran who lived next door. Maybe he told you stories, gave you a treasured book, or took you to your first battlefield. Whoever you’re picturing, you can be sure he would understand the value of preserving the hallowed grounds that define our history.

This Father’s Day, honor that father by making a donation to save a battlefield or support a history educator. Then choose one of our e-cards to share your gift with the father you are honoring or his family!

Battlefields we are now working to save are 18 acres on Seminary Ridge at Gettysburg, 81 acres at Cold Harbor in Virginia, and 278 acres from the Revolutionary War at Camden in South Carolina. Does the father in your life have a connection to one of these places? You can also support U.S. history education by sponsoring a teacher to attend our National Teacher Institute.

When you make a contribution to any of these current efforts, you will have the option to dedicate the gift in honor or in memory of a special father, and send someone an e-card via email.

Thank you for all you do to preserve American history, and a very happy Father’s Day to you and yours!

Father’s Day is an ideal time to reflect on the privilege and responsibility we all have to pass down the stories and wisdom of past generations to the next. As you find ways to do your part, check out our Generations resources for inspiration and information!

American Battlefield Trust