With Memorial Day just behind us we thought that you needed to see some of the most amazing Memorial parks across our beautiful country and remember again all the men and women who gave their lives for the United States.
Antietam – Sharpsburg, Md. – let us begin this tour on the east coast. Antietam National Battlefield is in northwestern Maryland and it is the site of the bloodiest single-day battle in US history. On September 17th, 1862 around 23,000 Union and Confederate fighters giving up their lives on this soil.
Gettysburg, Penn – We all know about the battle of Gettysburg, one of the bloodiest conflicts during the American Civil War. The battle lasted three whole days and over 50,000 men died on both sides.
Fort Stanwix – Rome, N.Y. – this was a colonial military fort built by British general John Stanwix and was a vital post during the French and Indian war.
Fort Christmas – Christmas, Fla. – this fort was built on a Christmas Day during the second Seminole War, one of the most brutal conflicts against the Native American people. A life-size replica of the fort has been built for you to see there.
Vicksburg National Military Park – this is the site of the battle of Vicksburg, part of the American Civil War. The great Vicksburg Campaign lead to the famous battle, because Vicksburg was a strategically vital point to the Confederates.
Fort Mackinac – Mackinac Island, Mich – a site near the Great Lakes that commemorates some of the country’s earliest conflicts.
Fort Abraham Lincoln – Mandan, N.D. – a place in North Dakota where you can see a rich Native American influence and reconstructed houses of the Mandan Indians.
Little Big Horn Battlefield – Crow Agency, Mont. – a historic site of the battle that took place on June 25th and 26th, 1876.
Bent’s Old Fort – La Junta, Colo. – in the Rockie Mountains you can see how the early Americans lived.
Point Loma – San Diego – we end this tour in the southwest, this was a defensive station during the World War II, now, there are the remains of the brave soldiers that died defending the USA. The base was directed towards a potential Japanese invasion.