Friday, June 23, 2017

What made those men do that?

 The Battle of Gettysburg.

What made these men first walk, and then run, towards the cannons firing against them across that uneven mile tore ground in the Battle of Gettysburg. Against their Yankee foe hidden behind a stone wall with cannons, rifles, and fixed bayonets.

Thousands of Southern Soldiers shoulder to shoulder marching together moving towards the line of fire getting shot, and ripped apart naked to all that violence out in the open, and dying for sure.

Yet they pressed further into the breach of hell until hardly anyone was left. What made these brave men keep the faith in each other dying because of the attack in Pickett's Charge?

And that what I feel now in the memory of those men, even after all of these past years since they did what they did, the answer in what made them charge anyway?

The spirit of their pride and passion in how they felt fighting that United States civil war.

Yes of course! It is the passion in their spirit that they honored then, and that we honor now. The same people who were willing to die for their countries cause.

The pride in them that I feel now after so long ago.

And how they carried their country's mantel of honor all the way until their last dying breath, which I keep feeling and seeing in them today.

Those Southern Soldiers were extraordinary brave that day and I would like to believe in the honor of those men spirit, and in their valor. That their pride and passion in their countryman then might happen to us now once again today.
---------- Virginia's Glory (Pickett's Charge)

Virginia's Glory (Pickett's Charge)


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