• Welcome!
    |
    ||
    Logout|My Dashboard

Visit to Gettysburg brings song lyrics to mind - The Galveston County Daily News : Travel

August 23, 2014

Travel Visit to Gettysburg brings song lyrics to mind

Posted: Sunday, July 7, 2013 12:00 am

GETTYSBURG, Pa. — Wandering this low hilly battlefield, hallowed forever by 51,000 boys and men who were casualties here 150 years ago in a grisly three-day bloodbath that was a turning point in America’s Civil War — a 1960s melancholy song kept intruding into my thoughts.

“Where Have All the Flowers Gone?,” written by Pete Seeger and Joe Hickerson, about the sadness of all wars, likening young soldiers everywhere — to flowers sacrificing their beauty in a too-brief life into death and an eternal life cycle.

Subscription Required

An online service is needed to view this article in its entirety. You need an online service to view this article in its entirety.

Have an online subscription?

Login Now

Need an online subscription?

Subscribe

Login

Choose an online service.