‘The un­fin­ished work:’ The World Wars at Chicka­mauga and Fort Oglethorpe

The Catoosa County News - - WORSHIP DIRECTORY -

On Sun­day, Nov. 11, at 2 pm, join the staff of Chicka­mauga and Chat­tanooga Na­tional Mil­i­tary Park for a spe­cial two-hour car car­a­van tour ex­plor­ing the role of Chicka­mauga Bat­tle­field and Fort Oglethorpe dur­ing the First and Sec­ond World Wars. This pro­gram be­gins in­side the Chicka­mauga Bat­tle­field Vis­i­tor Cen­ter.

Just a few months af­ter the Bat­tle of Chicka­mauga, Pres­i­dent Abra­ham Lin­coln said, dur­ing the ceme­tery ded­i­ca­tion in Penn­syl­va­nia, “It is for us the liv­ing, rather, to be ded­i­cated here to the un­fin­ished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly ad­vanced.” Even af­ter the Civil War ended, fu­ture gen­er­a­tions of Amer­i­cans con­tin­ued the work of se­cur­ing and pro­mot­ing democ­racy and Amer­ica’s ideals at Chicka­mauga Bat­tle­field. Dur­ing the World Wars, large num­bers of sol­diers trained and served at Chicka­mauga and the grow­ing nearby mil­i­tary post of Fort Oglethorpe.

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

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