From Our Legacy Supporters

Over 840 people have joined the Honor Guard, click on the stories from some of our Honor Guard members below to learn more about why they have decided to leave a legacy of battlefield preservation.

Charlie Crawford

Words From Our Honor Guard Member:
Charlie Crawford

“You learn so much more if the battlefield is there for someone to see than if they have to just read about it in a book…you understand better if the battlefield is still there. Two hundred years from now, people will still be coming to Gettysburg and I will have had some small part in preserving Gettysburg and all the other places the Trust has contributed to…”

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Michael Mays

Words From Our Honor Guard Member:
Michael Mays

“Battlefield preservation is important to preserve the memory of the men and women who fought during the Civil War, on both sides, to preserve and celebrate our history and heritage…”

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Tom and Lesley Mack

Tom and Lesley Mack

Words From Our Honor Guard Members: Tom and Lesley Mack

“I hope the support my wife and I give leads to more people connecting with our nation’s past, reflecting on the sacrifices made by those who came before us, enjoying walks in the country on preserved battlefield land, and to more open space for wildlife.”

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Corbridge Hale

Jim Corbridge and Pauline Hale

Why We Support the Civil War Trust: Jim Corbridge and Pauline Hale

“We have been enthusiastic about Civil War history for many years, an interest sharpened by several trips with iconic historian Ed Bearss, who introduced us to the Civil War Trust. We are active participants in the Color Bearer Society and in the Trust’s meetings and battlefield tours.”

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Dr. Mary Abroe

Dr. Mary Abroe

Why I Have Decided To Leave a Legacy of Preservation by Dr. Mary Abroe

“One of the great privileges—and joys—of my life has been my affiliation with the Civil War Trust and, before that, with one of its predecessor organizations, the Association for the Preservation of Civil War Sites. As a human being, mother, grandmother, and citizen, there are few things more important to me than leaving this legacy of preservation behind when I am gone and providing for the work’s continuation.”

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Dale & Marilyn Hoffman

Dale & Marilyn Hoffman

Words From Our Honor Guard Members: Dale and Marilyn Hoffman

“We can testify that future generations will be able to enjoy and appreciate these hallowed fields as we have been able to do. If you, like us, want to see the tangible fruits of your donations, we know of few other organizations that can match the Civil War Trust with respect to the successful execution of a shared vision!”

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