As a destination marketing organization dedicated to bringing people together and fostering understanding, historical perspective, and cultural awareness through travel, Destination Gettysburg stands in support of the ongoing struggle for human equity, and in opposition to forces that would seek to divide us.
As the hallowed location marking the sacrifices made by thousands of Americans who gave their lives to protect these beliefs, Gettysburg is committed to speaking out against racism and injustice and to take “increased devotion” in supporting the many diverse ethnic groups and traditions that make our community not only a place worth visiting, but living, working, and raising new generations in as well.
Our town was a community long before it became the site of one of our nation’s hardest fought and won battles in the struggle for human rights. A commitment to diversity and inclusion are core values for us, and we offer our deepest sympathy to Black Americans who have been marginalized and targeted victims of violence.
It is with these challenges in mind that Gettysburg stands rededicated to the great tasks remaining before us. It is with high resolve that we will continue to honor the values that our forefathers fought for.