From our friends at American Battlefield Trust (ABT) comes the following announcement and call for assistance.
The first line of the announcement sums up the importance of this new initiative of the American Battlefield Trust:
“They secured our liberty. It’s time for us to honor their legacy.”
In a collaboration between the ABT, the National Park Service, and the South Carolina Battleground Trust, the joint initiative is to highlight the “tremendous significance of these places to American independence.” Their combined goal is to preserve 2,500 acres of American Revolutionary War battle lands in the Palmetto State.
As of the middle of this month, 308 acres of hallowed ground has been saved. The land protected are part of the battlefields of Camden and Eutaw Springs, which “bookend a period of incredible consequence to the American Revolution.”
This is a great start, but as that means, it is a beginning and the ABT will need all our help to make it happen. This new direction will bring preservation, education, and technology together into one investment and keep the effort going, until this land is saved for the present and future generations.
For those readers of ours that are already members, thank you. For those that are interested in learning more, click here.
To check out the various sites and history associated with the Liberty Trail, click here.