Pennsylvania senator pushes bill to expand Gettysburg NMP
U.S. Senator Bob Casey, in a press release sent Thursday, is urging Congressional committee leaders to advance legislation protecting the legacy of Civil War historic sites, in honor of the 150th anniversary of the war.
In a letter to the committee leaders, Senator Casey and other members of Congress with legislation related to the Civil War wrote, “This significant anniversary in American history is the proper time to remember and learn from the bravery and sacrifices of previous generations. In addition to protecting hallowed ground and valuable recreational and natural lands, these bills will strengthen iconic national parks which are already economic generators for their local communities.”