But on my way down, I passed through the Gettysburg area. Everybody has to know something about Gettysburg - even if it is only the via the ghost hunting programs on TV. However, major war and death happened here - many lives were lost, men, civilians and animals. In a way, it is sacred ground. And there are just some things you don't do on sacred ground.
Like open an outlet mall.
Sure - it was over 150 years ago - why should we care now? Because 51,000 people died here - isn't that reason enough for respect? Have we sunk so low as a society that a cheap handbag is more memorable or important then the souls of 51,000 people? Please - don't answer that question for it might break too many hearts.