October 4, 2013
I grew up in Virginia near Washington, D.C and fell in love with the Civil War as a small child. I love the history, but I equally love the open spaces the Civil War battlefields provide across a developing area like Northern Virginia. Just like the Civil War my first exposure to the preservation movement came at Bull Run and Disney's efforts to build a new theme park near First Manassas. At a young age I realized Civil War preservation was something important to me and have been active with the Civil War Trust and its predecessors for +20 years. The Civil War is something that impacts every city, small town and county, to this day, across the United States. Even though I live in the West now, I still want people to understand the importance of the Civil War and enjoy some of the most beautiful vistas in the United States, which is why I donate my money, my time and my efforts to the Civil War Trust.
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