John Nagy '00M.A. | July 2, 2013 | Notre Dame Magazine
I’m standing on the observation deck of the Pennsylvania State Memorial at Gettysburg. It is Saturday afternoon, June 22, a week before the festivities begin and this place is overflowing with tourists like me.
There are a lot of high places from which to see the battlefield, but if you can manage the tight squeeze on the spiral staircase my boys and I just climbed, this view is one of the best. We’re about 70 feet above the lush green lawn of the gentle elevation known to history as Cemetery Ridge.