Karl Gallagher (selenite) wrote,
Karl Gallagher
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Memorial Day

We had our traditional Memorial Day observance on Monday. I read the Gettysburg Address to the kids, preceding it with watching the movie Gettysburg. Well, most of it. It's a bit longer than a six-year-old's attention span. So we ended it with Chamberlain's defense of Little Round Top. Pickett's Charge can wait until they're older and can handle moral ambiguity a bit better. Next year it'll be a WWII movie. Maggie is understanding the issues a bit better but I want to find something clear-cut. Gettysburg is still a good choice for the day. The movie does a lovely job of bringing out the issues people were fighting about with a minimum of lecturing.
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