Mark Bernstein writes about some ignorant drip saying, in reference to the Passion of Christ (of all things), that "No war has been fought on American soil." Mark observes:
The ghosts of Horseheads and Bunker Hill and Yorktown, of Shiloh and Antietam and Gettysburg, of Little Big Horn and Wounded Knee and Tippecanoe, must wonder what the hell these people were thinking.
I couldn't agree more. Even the hyperbole about the September 11, 2001 attacks, and the relatively low number of deaths in that event, does a disservice to the bloodshed we've seen in our not-all-that-distant past. The best way to remind yourself is to visit the historic battlefields, or what's left of them, thanks to groups like Civil War Preservation Trust.