Gettysburg National Military Park At Risk

 
PRESS RELEASE
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date:   November 27, 2006
Contact:   Joy Oakes, NPCA, (202) 454-3386


Gettysburg National Military Park At Risk

Statement by NPCA Senior Regional Director Joy Oakes

“Preservation Pennsylvania today announced that Gettysburg National Military Park ranks at the top of its 2006 Pennsylvania At Risk list because of a casino proposed within cannon range of the park.  Constructing and marketing a casino at Gettysburg would detract from and conflict with its unique character.

Gettysburg is a family-friendly town where children and adults learn about a time in our history that shaped who we are as a nation today.  Walking through town and on the fields of sacrifice, visitors gain insights into what those events meant then, and what they mean to us today. 

Today, Gettysburg is, and should remain, a place to contemplate the American spirit, and to hear President Abraham Lincoln’s challenge to us—the living—that those who sacrifice for our country do not do so in vain.  We ask the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to protect Gettysburg, a place important to all Americans, and deny this ill-advised application to build a casino at Gettysburg.”

###

Close

Want to learn more about the  ?

The   can be seen in the wild in America’s national parks. Why not join the National Parks Conservation Association community to protect and preserve our national parks?

Sign up to protect parks in   & other states

Why not join the National Parks Conservation Association Community to protect and preserve our national parks?

Sign up to protect   and other National Parks

Why not join the National Parks Conservation Association Community to protect and preserve our national parks?

Please leave this field empty
Yes, please sign me up for NPCA’s newsletter and other emails about protecting our national parks!

National Parks Conservation Association
National Parks Conservation Association

Log In

Or log in with your connected Facebook or Twitter account:

GO

Welcome to our growing community of park advocates. Thanks for signing up!

Sign Up:

Or sign up by connecting your Facebook or Twitter account:

GO