Trace Adkins Asks Congress to Save Civil War Battlefields

Posted by Kersty Boll on 04/18/2011

Trace Adkins went before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies on Thursday, April 14, to ask Congress to save and preserve notable Civil War Battle Fields.
“American battlefields serve as monuments to what can happen when political wisdom fails and our differences are allowed to escalate beyond reason,” he said.
Both Adikins and Civil War Trust president James Lighthizer testified on the need for the Civil War Battlefield Preservation Program, a public-private partnership and matching grants program responsible for the permanent protection of more than 16,500 acres of battlefield land.
The 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War takes place this week.
Source: CMT