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A Message from the Publisher

Dear Gettysburg Connection Readers,

No matter how you are celebrating, I hope you find this 2020 festive season a time of family, caring, sharing, reflection, and renewal.

We’d normally be gathering together in joy and laughter, but this year is different.  The darkness of the outdoors has moved indoors and the season will long be remembered in our personal and community memories as one that was far from joyful.

This season is filled with sadness, anger, disappointment, and mourning – more than most of us have ever imagined or experienced.

And people are sick and suffering and dying. There is no way around it.

And yet we persevere – it’s what we do.  We take the fear, we take the pain, we take the tears, we take the disappointment, and we turn them into love and hope and creativity and renewed dedication to making our own lives and the lives of our families, friends, and neighbors better. 

We search for knowledge, learning, and discovery to help us get through and get better.

So let’s all look ahead. We have endured great loss. We weep together and we hold each other close, as people do when they are down.

The days are short but we have turned a corner.  There will more daylight tomorrow than there is today.

In the meantime, here’s to you, and yours, and ours.  I’m thinking of all of you and I wish you all happy, happy holidays.

Perhaps you would take a moment to share your thoughts with the community by completing our gratitude survey.

Sincerely and respectfully,

Charles Stangor,


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Charles Stangor is Gettysburg Connection's Publisher and Editor in Chief.

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