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They Also Gave the Last Full Measure

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Fort Oglethorpe, GA: On Sunday, May 26, at 2 p.m., Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will provide a special 1-hour presentation about what it meant to give the "Last Full Measure," which was sometimes not given on the physical battlefield but in the psychological battlefield of the human mind. This program will begin inside the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center before moving to Tour Stop 8.

Memorial Day is a day we set aside to honor those who gave their "Last Full Measure of Devotion" on the battlefield. This program will dissect that term and what it meant for some of those who were on the battlefield and some who were not. We will look at soldiers, civilians, and enslaved African Americans who gave incredible full measures of devotion during and after the Civil War. Some of these sacrifices even appeared in some extremely uncommon places. We hope you will be able to join us as we explore what President Lincoln termed as one's "Last Full Measure of Devotion."

Visitors may wish to bring a bottle of water and a folding chair since we will be in one location for the program.

For more information about upcoming programs at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, please contact the Lookout Mountain Visitor Center at 423-821-7786, the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at 706-866-9241, or visit the park's website at http://www.nps.gov/chch.

About the National Park Service: More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America's 419 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at http://www.nps.gov.

Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center

3370 Lafayette Road Fort Oglethorpe, GA - Fort Ogelthorpe, GA 30742
7068669241
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