American Battlefield Trust Annual Conference preserves America’s hallowed battlegrounds and educates the public about what happened there and why it matters. We have a Passion for our Cause which compels a laser focus on our mission. We see battlefields as outdoor classrooms, teaching young and old alike about the sacrifices made during our nation’s turbulent first century to secure the freedoms that all Americans enjoy today. These were places where crucial chapters of the American story were written. Where ordinary citizens – farmers, merchants and laborers – displayed extraordinary valor fighting for independence and freedom.