Well I'm finally back and I hope everyone had a great Labor Day Weekend, I sure did! My dauther and I headed up to Johnson City, Tennessee for a Mills Reunion and we had a wonderful time. Meet lots of new relations and had plenty of down home cooking.
We came home on Monday and Tuesday I started a new job so have been busy.
I have received some wonderful emails from people that enjoyed the article: Expanding the Reach of Genealogy Societies and Conferences. I want to thank them all for their incite concerning my belief that all organizations should work together to help remember our loved ones. Have to give credit to Dick Eastman. He wrote the article I just added a little.
Now I have one thing that I feel is very important and this also pertains to EVERYONE working together to preserve our history and that is the Civil War Preservation Trust. Currently they are taking nominations for its annual report on endangered Civil War battlefields. There report titled "History Under Siege" list the most threatened Civil War site in the United States and what can be done to rescue them.
You can read more about it by clicking here.
I hope you take the time (5 minutes) to read about this cause. Even if you have run across my blog by accident, please read the article. How would you like it if your ancestor that fought in the Civil War, Union or Confederate, died in battle along with hundreds of others, on the very spot that Walmart wants to build it's supper center and don't tell me you don't care! If it wasn't for your ancestor you wouldn't been living this very minute. Thought that might get to you!
They also do more:
The Civil War Preservation Trust is America's largest non-profit organization (501-C3) devoted to the preservation of our nation's endangered Civil War battlefields. The Trust also promotes educational programs and heritage tourism initiatives to inform the public of the war’s history and the fundamental conflicts that sparked it.