Actually witnessed this at Gettysburg. The ranger, while giving his presentation, asked a child, climbing on a monument, to please get down. Mom gets indignant (and I guess embarrassed) and said, “What’s the big deal, the monument survived the battle, what makes you think his sneakers are gonna ruin it”. My missus gave me an elbow to the rib – I couldn’t stop laughing. Ranger told me afterwards “I tried to maintain myself, but almost bust out myself when I looked over at you”.
From: G E Mayers
Sent: Monday, April 02, 2012 12:17 PM
Subject: RE: [TalkAntietam] A "Tongue In Cheek" Video
But it sure plays up to one of the questions the rangers do get a lot... "Why are there no bullet holes in the monuments?" and "Why did they fight in national parks?"
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