There are few places that so vast yet so serene that make you stop and take everything in. Gettysburg is one of those places. It is a place rich with history, sacrifices, and reverence. Each monument and statue that revealed events and casualties were purposeful. All the old barns that shielded soldiers from their enemies hundreds of years ago stood on the empty, endless fields, as red and stone symbols that humanity may be fragile, but nonetheless are history makers. The beauty of Gettysburg is indescribable. Its effect on all of us on how priceless freedom is, is well worth the visit.