We are sure you have all heard of the Battle of Gettysburg. It took place during the Civil War and sparked Abraham Lincoln’s famous address.
As the 154th anniversary approaches, members of the “Antifa” movement are promising to “desecrate” the graves of those who fell on the battle field.
They also plan to mount protests at the site.
Gettysburg has become a great attraction for Americans, many of whom troop there annually to celebrate the anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, a conflagration that is often termed the “high tide” of the civil war for turning the war in favor of the federal armies vying to end slavery and save the union.
But as the 154th-anniversary celebration gears up for the coming month, leftists are making plans for a battle of their own. Only they plan to fight against the country, to “desecrate” history, and to disrupt the thousands of Americans and foreign visitors who intend to honor our past.
Gettysburg town officials, as well as the federal battlefield park officials, have acknowledged warnings that several protest groups are targeting the annual celebration this year, according to Philly.com.
Groups can obtain permits to gather at the site but the protesters aren’t planning to go that route.
According to Harrisbirg 100, at least one “Antifa” group has informed supporters that they are intending to burn Confederate and American flags. There were two Facebook pages found to be advertising the protests as well.
One of the warnings read:
There is an event set up on Facebook that calls for the desecration of Confederate cemeteries on Confederate Memorial Day. Specifically, on Saturday, May 13, 3-6 PM, this group intends to target Old Marietta Confederate Cemetery. They intend to burn CBFs and/or urinate on graves. They also have an event scheduled for July 1, 3-6 PM, at Gettysburg National Memorial Park Cemetery… The group urges their followers to “find their local Confederate graves” to desecrate.
All discovered forms of advertisement has since been taken down.
Park officials are all for people’s First Amendment rights, but they are gearing up for any illegal activity.
“Our goal is to ensure that public safety and visitor safety is number one and that park resources are preserved,” said Katie Lawhon, a spokeswoman for Gettysburg National Military Park.
Gettysburg remains the largest battle ever held on American soil with more than 160,000 troops fighting over a three-day period that resulted in up to 51,000 casualties. It is also one of America’s first battlefield parks and contains some 1,328 monuments, markers, and memorials in both the cemetery and on the battlefield to commemorate the Union and Confederate troops who fought and died there.
Gettysburg is also being targeted by liberal groups that have been on a crusade to eliminate any vestige of the Confederacy from American history. Liberals have already successfully whitewashed history by removing Confederate memorials in New Orleans, and St. Louis, and they are beginning the same process in Charlottesville, Virginia.
If the “Antifa” succeeds in carrying out their destruction, they will be no better than the Taliban, ISIS, and Turkish Islamists who actively destroy historical monuments and sites.