Utah business leaders visit Gettysburg battlefield

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The Salt Lake Chamber kicked off its annual DC trip with a visit to Gettysburg to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Led, in part, by Civil War aficionado and Wasatch Electric business leader Tim Homer, Utah business leaders were treated to a narrated tour of this sacred ground.

“This was a deeply moving visit,” said Salt Lake Chamber President and CEO Lane Beattie. “The beautiful sunny day and crisp fall weather could not disguise the brutal battle that took place here and the many lives that were lost. The sacrifice and ultimate resolution continues to bless the American people today.”

Business leaders visited the $103 million National Park Service Museum and Visitor Center. Built in 2008, the facility features 22,000 square feet of visitor space, including the restored Gettysburg Cyclorama.

Gettysburg is widely recognized as a turning point in the Civil War. The lessons learned from a visit can be a turning point in how we live our lives as well.

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