Trace Adkins grew up hearing stories about his great-great-grandfather, Henry T. Morgan, who fought in the Civil War. Those family stories sparked his life-long passion for history…and his desire to preserve our past.
Last week, Trace went to Capitol Hill to testify before Congress about the importance of protecting Civil War battlefields. The 150th anniversary of the Civil War is coming up, which Trace says is "the opportune time to redouble efforts to forever protect these hallowed grounds." Trace explained that maintaining these landmarks is important...not only to honor and remember the past, but as a reminder of what can happen when "political wisdom fails and our differences are allowed to escalate beyond reason." Trace appeared before Congress along with the President of the Civil War Trust…in an effort to urge Congress to continue funding the Civil War Battlefield Preservation Program.
The Civil War Trust is the largest nonprofit battlefield preservation organization in the United States. To date, the Trust has preserved more than 30,000 acres of battlefield land in 20 states. Learn more at www.civilwar.org.