Nov 19, 2012
By George Mauzy, photos provided by Ohio University Army ROTC
During Veterans Day weekend, about 20 Army ROTC senior cadets traveled to Gettysburg, Pa., area to gain an appreciation for the site of the famous Battle of Gettysburg.
During the trip, the cadets were able to tour the Gettysburg Battlefield and downtown Gettysburg and eat dinner at the historic Farnsworth House. The activities were designed to provide the cadets with a better understanding of the famous military battle and build camaraderie and leadership skills through a participatory experience.
Wayne E. Motts, an internationally renowned battlefield tour guide, provided in-depth information to the cadets about the historic site. A native of Groveport, Ohio, he is the chief executive officer of the National Civil War Museum located in Harrisburg, Pa.
Donations collected during the Army ROTC's annual Military Ball helped pay for the historic trip.