Today marks the 150th anniversary of the firing on Fort Sumter, launching the four bloodiest years in US history. I love that these guys tour the country putting on their reenactments, nerdy as it is, and it's quite entertaining for us as spectators -- although I suspect most people go just to see a cannon being fired. Which is kinda cool. But as the date becomes farther and father removed from us, I appreciate what they to do keep it fresh in our minds. Because to forget would almost be as tragic as the events themselves.