NPCA's Park Advocate » Antietam News and views of the National Parks Conservation Association Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:54:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Preserving National Parks: It’s Not Just Popular, It’s Patriotic Mon, 22 Oct 2012 13:00:09 +0000 Note: This is NPCA’s third and final story in our series on the upcoming presidential election. You can sign NPCA’s petition urging the candidates to pledge their support for national parks. By day, I work as an editor for NPCA on issues that affect our national parks. Then, when I have a few vacation days lined up, I […]]]> 2 Friday Photo: Living History and Solemn Reflection at Antietam Commemoration Fri, 28 Sep 2012 18:09:55 +0000 On September 17, 1862, the Union Army of the Potomac and the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia battled for twelve savage hours on the banks of Antietam Creek in Maryland. When the fighting was over, 23,000 people had been killed, wounded, or declared missing, making that one day the bloodiest in the history of the Civil War. The Union […]]]> 1