*Gettysburg Bike Week 2020 has been canceled. “I guess it’s very representative of what’s going on now.". 116). Only one skirmish apparently occurred, a reported shouting match between one of the patriots and a man wearing a Black Lives Matter T-shirt. Your California Privacy Rights / Privacy Policy. All rights reserved. Those divisions are exacerbated by this overheated political season playing out against a backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated economic crisis and the protests that have flared up all over the country, and the world, in the wake of the killing of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer. He believes Confederate statues on the battlefield or in a museum must be preserved. An Evening with the Painting Series Special Jan. 13, 2021, 3 p.m. Join Sue Boardman, Licensed Battlefield Guide, author and historian for a special “after-hours” journey to explore the history of the Gettysburg Cyclorama painting and to see how the illusion comes to life. 17325, Gettysburg National Military Park Facebook Page. Maybe they could get 500 or a 1,000.”. More:Photos: Demonstrations at Gettysburg National Military Park. The flag-burning event had been taken down by Facebook, and Antifa claimed it knew nothing about it. Antifa never showed and only a small group of protesters materialized. Artillery Ridge Campground: July 2020 - See 325 traveler reviews, 102 candid photos, and great deals for Artillery Ridge Campground at Tripadvisor. Dedication Day: On Nov. 19, 2020, the anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address will be commemorated and the Dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery will take place.The ceremonies begin at the cemetery with a wreath-laying; the annual event typically features a keynote speaker. For their part, the Gettysburg police said they had never confirmed any such information and called it complete nonsense. The battle was joined when some people took to the darker areas of social media – most notably on Facebook – to circulate rumors that Antifa, the anti-fascist organization, was coming to Gettysburg on the Fourth of July for a variety of reasons. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Gettysburg Community Fourth of July Concert and Fireworks event has been canceled. Find the perfect hotel within your budget with reviews from real travelers. The flag-burning event had been taken down by Facebook, and Antifa claimed it knew nothing about it. “We did not want to … To contact Gettysburg Bike Week, e-mail gbwvendor@yahoo.com. Jason Martz, the acting public affairs officer for the park service at the battlefield, said the park service “prepared for the worst and hoped for the best,” working with law enforcement from the local, state and federal governments to keep the peace. How can you justify that?”, He suggests putting the Civil War behind us and uniting against “America’s enemies – Black Lives Matter, NAACO, KKK, New Black Panthers, Nation of Islam, CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations), La Raza, the Nazi Party and expose black on white crime.”. GBSWA Annual Report (2018-2019) GBSWA Annual Report (2019-2020) GBSWA Audits and Financial Reports. All programs will be streamed on the Gettysburg National Military Park Facebook Page. Sunderman Conservatory Fall Update - July 31, 2020. Humpf, a 69-year-old retired printer from Lancaster who runs a website called AmericanAction.US, which promotes conservative values, provided literature that dismissed calls for reparations for slavery, and listed acts of political violence since Trump’s election, among other things. National Park Service Logo National Park Service. See Tripadvisor's Gettysburg, PA hotel deals and special prices on 30+ hotels all in one spot. The 2020 election cost Pa. counties millions in OT, was most expensive ever, officials say Wolf temporarily suspends Pa. indoor dining, school sports Pa. Gov. This hoax event prompted online right-wing sympathizers to organize counter-protests in the Gettysburg area. After Gettysburg Approves LGBTQ-Inclusive Nondiscrimination Ordinance, The Connection Talks with Carr, Goodman, Heyser, and Lawson [Episode 41] December 19, 2020 By Gettysburg Connection ... (@JennaRWise) July 4, 2020. Usually, the holiday follows a reenactment of the Battle of Gettysburg, the turning point in the Civil War, and a pivotal moment in American history. He didn’t want to give his last name because his wife was angry with him for spending the holiday in Gettysburg rather than with his family. 2017:Shippensburg man accidentally shoots himself in leg at Gettysburg National Military Park, 2017:Gettysburg National Military Park remains calm despite protests. He and his friends said they were members of the Ohio Militiamen, and they felt compelled to come to Gettysburg to protect monuments at the battlefield from vandalism. Gettysburg Presbyterian Church 208 Baltimore Street Gettysburg, PA 17325 Phone: 717-334-1235 Fax: 717-334-0666 info@gettysburgpresbyterian.org. People don’t have any respect. He initially thought the confrontation between Black Lives Matter and Antifa and those opposed to them would occur. Did he think it was odd that he would be defending a memorial dedicated to the forces that killed his ancestor? ), They drove to Gettysburg from Shippensburg, Chuck said, “to back up law enforcement.”. “That’s the $30,000 question,” he said. 2020 Battle of Gettysburg has been scheduled for August 22-23, 2020 to be held at the Historic Daniel Lady Farm on Hanover Street (Rt. These virtual programs will offer viewers unprecedented access to locations and historic structures that have previously never been featured during the Battle Anniversary. Down the road from the cemetery, Bill Humpf handed out what he called “anti-Antifa” literature under a small canopy erected within the confines of cattle fencing, one of two areas set up in a grass field for groups that had applied for permits to be in Gettysburg. It’s different here.”, Across the street, Chuck and Kathy Miller kept watch. 2020 Battle of Gettysburg *This event has been rescheduled for August 22nd-23rd. His take on Confederate statues, though, appeared contrary to many of those who consider themselves conservatives. He sensed something had changed. But he thinks that other statues should be replaced with those honoring “true heroes from the South.”, “The attachment to the Confederacy by some Americans is misplaced loyalty,” he wrote in his hand-out titled “Confederate Statues.” “The Confederacy was fighting to retain slavery through States Rights. They got what they wanted.”, More:Letter to the editor: Remove Confederate statues on the Gettysburg battlefield, His friend, Chris Kauffman, a theater professor at Gettysburg College, said, “It’s like a pop-up white supremacist conference.”. A screenshot of the since-removed Facebook post, which said flag burnings would be taking place on the Fourth of July in the Gettysburg National Cemetery. GBSWA 2020 Budget; GBSWA Annual Reports. “Left Behind USA” was started on June 2, 2020, and created an event calling for a “peaceful flag burning to resist police” in Gettysburg on July … 2020 Festival Canceled By Virus. “They don’t care about freedom of speech; they care about their freedom of speech,” he said. The three day Battle of Gettysburg marked a turning point not only in the course of the American Civil War, but also for the future of the United States of America. Search. “I thought they would do it,” he said. That post also suggested that Antifa members had been setting off fireworks for weeks leading up to the holiday to inure people to the sound of gunfire so they wouldn’t call the police when Antifa began executing white people. Just walking around and observing, it seemed fair to conclude that there hasn’t been this much firepower present in Gettysburg since 1863. They are intended to apply to all members of the Sunderman Conservatory community—Gettysburg College students, faculty, and staff, as well as contractors, vendors, visitors, and guests—while on campus or in College facilities. An American flag sits in a stone wall near Devil's Den at the Gettysburg battle field July 3, 2005 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Scott Hancock, a history professor at Gettysburg College, and a friend – both of them Black – went to Confederate Avenue to plant Black Lives Matter flags at the monuments to the Confederate troops from North Carolina, Virginia and Mississippi. Gettysburg College hopes to be able to host the concert and fireworks in 2021. The combatants were quickly separated by authorities, witnesses said. Another post suggested that 30,000 members of Antifa were planning to invade Gettysburg and its suburbs to kill white people and Trump supporters. They also got followed by bikers, and Hancock said it was scary. “We learn from it so it doesn’t happen again.”, As he spoke, he said it was no different than people having to learn the history of Nazi Germany. Gettysburg, PA Contributions are tax deductible. A sizeable group of people armed with military-style semi-automatic weapons – a lot of AR-15s and a few AK-47s (a Russian weapon) – stood in the shade of a large oak by the entrance to the parking lot across Taneytown Road from the National Cemetery. Letter to the editor: Remove Confederate statues on the Gettysburg battlefield, Five injured after GettyPeds vehicle flips at Gettysburg National Military Park, Shippensburg man accidentally shoots himself in leg at Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg National Military Park remains calm despite protests, similar rumors of leftist desecration to the battlefield. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images) By Eric Mack | Sunday, 05 July 2020 … This Fourth of July was exceptionally busy in Gettysburg, with traffic moving at glacial speed all over town, but for reasons that may well be a reflection of our times and of the divisions that have existed in the country before the war between the states and ever since. Gettysburg was besieged by heavily armed people, some members of right-wing militias and others just people who have a lot of guns. © 2020 www.eveningsun.com. The Confederacy lost 3,903 soldiers and the Union 3,155 during the bloody, three-day battle that raged from July 1 to July 3. Now, he said, it seemed people are angrier and more aggressive. He said people surrounded him and his friend as they approached the monuments. Full schedule details will be updated soon. “It’s history,” he said. Don’t miss the 157th Anniversary Battle of Gettysburg with battle reenactments, artillery and cavalry demonstrations, living history, tours of the restored house and barn, and more! Photos: Demonstrations at Gettysburg National Military Park. July 1-3, 2020 The three day Battle of Gettysburg marked a turning point not only in the course of the American Civil War, but also for the future of the United States of America. July 5, 2020 | 4:56pm Enlarge Image Members of a militia walk past a tourist as they patrol the area surrounding the Gettysburg National Cemetery at Gettysburg National Military Park in … He had attended a similar gathering three years ago and said that one was more peaceful. He said this gathering was reminiscent of one on the Fourth of July in 2017, when similar rumors of leftist desecration to the battlefield and cemetery circulated, and a large group of heavily armed people came to defend the park. They yelled, “Go get your welfare check” at them. Posted on July 7, 2020 by Cheryl Betts July 7, 2020. permalink. One post showed a poster that advertised a flag-burning, complete with Antifa members doing face painting, of all things. The Fourth of July is usually a big day in Gettysburg, coming, by coincidence, a day after the anniversary of the end of hostilities in town. They flew American and Confederate flags. More:Five injured after GettyPeds vehicle flips at Gettysburg National Military Park. “Those guys are idiots,” he said. A small contingent of armed people had stationed themselves at the Virginia Memorial on Confederate Avenue on the battlefield. The Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association is a 501c3 nonprofit organization under the Internal Revenue Code and is registered as a charitable organization with the Pennsylvania Department of State. By Associated Press, Wire Service Content July 4, 2020, at 10:27 a.m. ... three-day battle that raged from July 1 to July 3. Chuck was wearing camo with “Mercenary” stitched above one of his shirt’s pockets and had an AR-15 slung on his back. Though the event propagated by the spoof page "Left Behind USA" at Gettysburg was removed from social media and discredited by authorities, it prompted an estimated 500 counter-protestors to show up to the Gettysburg area, many o… He said his great-great-grandfather died at Gettysburg, fighting for the Union. He said counter-protesters took them down and tore them up within minutes. The Fourth of July is usually a big day in Gettysburg, coming, by coincidence, a day after the anniversary of the end of hostilities in town. “It’s all history,” he said. Both things turned out to be, as the president of the United States would say, fake news. “We heard BML or BLM or whatever was going to show up, and after what they pulled in Utah last night...” Chuck said. The Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association (GBPA) has set new dates for the 2020 Battle of Gettysburg Reenactment.GBPA decided to take over the event after The Gettysburg … “But I didn’t believe they could get 30,000 people. Asked what this gathering says about our times, Martz thought for a moment. armed people accidentally shooting himself in the thigh. No such desecration occurred, and the only casualty of the event was one of the armed people accidentally shooting himself in the thigh. Out touring around on my motorcycle on July fourth, I found myself north of the Gettysburg National Military Park. This Site All NPS All Gettysburg Bike Week events are held at the Allstar Family Fun & Events Complex exclusively! 7/11/2020 : 65th Anniversary Blueberry Festival at Hollabaugh's: 7/16/2020 : Membership Mixer: 7/18/2020 : Rebel's Roost Outdoor Antique and Vintage Market: 7/24/2020 : Kids' Night at Hollabaugh's: 7/29/2020 : Local Governments & Schools: Enhance Your Financial Insight This year, in Gettysburg, the holiday was supposed to be, in some respects, a re-litigation of the Civil War, with Black Lives Matter and anti-fascist activists attempting to defeat the Confederacy by tearing down statues and desecrating Confederate graves and heavily armed people who call themselves patriots defending the monuments to the Lost Cause, as it’s called. And he had hoped that the Ku Klux Klan would stay away. 1195 Baltimore Pike Comments are closed. “They don’t teach history in school anymore. SAVE! “It seems like something has shifted since 2017,” he said. Evening Sun reporter Mariana Veloso contributed to this report. Gear up for Bike Week 2020! Join Park Rangers, Historians, and Licensed Battlefield Guides during the 157th Anniversary for a series of free VIRTUAL guided walks and talks that discuss, explore, and reflect on this important chapter in our nation’s history. Many wore T-shirts expressing their support of gun rights and Donald Trump. 2638 Emmitsburg Road Location. A half-dozen agents of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security – called in by the National Park Service to provide security — kept watch over them. Gettysburg Tourism Gettysburg Hotels The post about Antifa’s supposed invasion of Gettysburg — which claimed that the borough police had confirmed it — turned out to be a fever dream of a far-right-wing conspiracy theorist. He said, “I don’t mind people coming to protest. When it was mentioned that there are no monuments to Hitler or other Nazis in Germany, he said, “The United States is a different culture. Gettysburg Bike Week Inc. Thursday July 9th, 2020-Sunday July 12th, 2020 Allstar Sports Complex. July 1-3: Gettysburg Battlewalks 2020 Every year, visitors of Gettysburg National Military Park have been able to connect with the past by following in the footsteps of the men who fought and died there. He suggests erecting statues of American heroes from the South, including Audie Murphy, the six Medal of Honor winners from North Carolina and Edwin G. Seibels, a South Carolinian who invented the filing cabinet, among others. We’re here to show the younger generation we’re not going to put up with this.”. “(The flag-burning event) was made up by a right-wing group to try to get a rise out of people. In the summer of 2020, an image was spread around social media supposedly calling for a flag burning at Gettysburg National Cemetery organized by "antifa." The … “Obviously, it was all made up,” said Kurt Andresen, a physics professor at Gettysburg College who visited the battlefield Sunday wearing a Black Lives Matter T-shirt. Just keep your mouth shut.”. Cathy was packing a 12-gauge shotgun and had a 9mm Glock on her hip. Among them was a guy named Nathan who made the nearly seven-hour drive to Gettysburg from Cuyahoga County in Ohio with three of his buddies to protect the Confederate monument from attack by protesters. Unfortunately, the 11th Annual Gettysburg National 19th Century Base Ball Festival scheduled for July 18 and 19, 2020 has been canceled due to concerns of the COVID 19 virus pandemic that is sweeping the world. (Chuck said he’s retired but that he couldn’t say what he did for a living. Post navigation ← Previous. 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