Saturday, October 18, 2008

George Will beats a tourist with his hickory walking stick

In a recent column, George Will reviews a new visitor center built at Gettysburg. At the end, he laments how stupid some of his fellow site visitors were, by relating the story of a visitor who:
said it is amazing that so many great battles, such as Antietam and Chickamauga and Shiloh, occurred on Park Service land; and another visitor who doubted that the fighting here really was fierce because there are no bullet marks on the monuments.

Living in a town containing quite a few historical landmarks, I too have hear such moronic utterances. My favorite was a couple wondering why they decided to put Granary cemetery next to all these tall buildings.