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IWP class visits Gettysburg

Prof. Charles Smith and his American Founding Principles and Foreign Policy class visited Gettysburg National Military Park on Saturday, April 25. The day-long field trip, a highlight of the semester, included a visit to the Visitors Center and a tour of the battlefield led by licensed guide, Bob Steenstra. The three-hour bus tour included stops at Oak Ridge, Seminary Ridge, Little Round Top, and the Angle. The day concluded at the National Cemetery, with Prof. Smith reciting and discussing Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.

                                                                                            Getting an overview of the first day's fighting       

                  Farm just east of Oak Ridge                                           Cannon on Seminary Ridge looking east

        Guide Bob Steenstra laying out Pickett's Charge                    Learning the heroics of the 20th Maine                  

     Little Round Top with Devil's Den in the distance                               Marker on Little Round Top

  Remembering those that fought and died at The Angle          72nd Pennsylvania statue at the High Water Mark

Prof. Smith reciting the Gettysburg Address   
Prof. Smith preparing to deliver the Gettysburg Address                   National Cemetery grave marker  

Prof. Smith and the class pose for a photo