As the first part of the Sesquicentennial weekend comes to a close, many folks got to learn about the Civil War and partake of the fun, interesting parts. Let us not forget Robert E. Lee’s words regarding war:
It is well that war is so terrible. We should grow too fond of it.
When all the battle regalia has been cleaned and put away, when the visitors have moved on, we should all stop and think what that war has cost this country and will continue to cost this nation, indivisible. We mustn’t lose sight of the dead and the horrible killing and maiming; the property destroyed; the children who would never know a father, or a wife who never saw her husband again; or mothers and fathers who lost not one son but many; of the friends and neighbors who would never come home.
The Civil War was perhaps our nation’s darkest hour. We should not forget it.