I’m Jonathan Young, and I write for the Brooklyn Park Sun Post, a product of ECM Publishers, Inc. I’m traveling to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to cover Minnesota’s connections to the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. I leave June 30 and return July 4.
ECM is the only Minnesota newspaper company sending a reporter with the delegation. Perhaps it seems strange that a community newspaper company would cover an event 1,000 miles away, but our state has a unique connection to the war and the battle. Read more about it in the column I wrote explaining what I’m doing.
I’m traveling with representatives of the Minnesota Historical Society, the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force, elected officials and other Minnesota residents. I’ll post daily updates while I’m there and have more stories about local connections when I return. Please check back to learn more about our state’s involvement in this historic anniversary.