Saturday, July 3, 2010
Gettysburg and the Sound of Slots
Today marks the 147th anniversary of the last day of the Battle of Gettysburg. I am sure that many readers have already heard about the proposed plan to build a casino next to Gettysburg National Military Park. Preservation groups, including the Civil War Preservation Trust, have been fighting the developers of the casino. Recently, 275 historians wrote to the Chairman of the Pennsylvanian Gaming Control Board and urged a vote against this unwarranted threat to the sacred ground around the Gettysburg. I urge readers to get involved in the fight to halt the construction of the casino at Gettysburg, which represents yet another attempt to elevate profits above heritage. As the historians so eloquently put it in their letter, "there are many places in Pennsylvania to build a casino, but there’s only one Gettysburg." Donate to the cause or write to state leaders and members of the Gaming Control Board. It only takes a few minutes using the Civil War Preservation Trust site. Hopefully this casino plan will go the way of the previous one.