Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Gettysburg Battlefield Tour, 4th grade style!

For the second year running I played tour guide to my daughter's 4th grade class. Every year she brings her class to Gettysburg as part of their history curriculum. She does a fantastic job with these kids and they are so enthusiastic to learn about the Civil War and this battle in particular. I really enjoy this event and even though its short and really scaled down for these young kids it does my heart good to see how excited they are. This year I assigned 3 volunteer squad leaders and formed the class into a mini-platoon and they ate it up! The squad leaders were fantastic and really got into it. They reported to me at ever stop "1st squad all present and accounted for Sir"! LOL!! They had been prepped before hand by my daughter that I have 20+ years in the Army, so I'm not sure how much that took into account! Either way is was a blast!
Here are the little troopers at Devils Den before we hiked up to Little Round Top!

View from Little Round Top looking back at Devils Den..sorry not a great picture.

Gettysburg is truly a national treasure!

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