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VOA常速英语新闻:以植树的方式来缅怀内战士兵(双语)

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这是美国内战期间相互厮杀的战士的面孔,一半以上的士兵牺牲了,大多数已被遗忘。
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These are the faces of soldiers who were pitted against one another during the U.S. Civil War. More than half the soldiers died and most are no longer remembered.
这是美国内战期间相互厮杀的战士的面孔,一半以上的士兵牺牲了,大多数已被遗忘。

Now the group Journey Through Hallowed Ground is keeping their memory alive by planting trees, or dedicating existing trees, to each of those soldiers. Trees are being planted along a 290-kilometer road from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania - where the most famous battle occurred - to the home in Virginia of Thomas Jefferson, the third U.S. president. Beth Erickson is with the organization.
如今,“通过圣地之旅”组织以植树、或将现有的树木献给每位士兵的方式来缅怀他们。宾夕法尼亚州葛底斯堡是最著名的战场,从这里绵延290公里到美国第三位总统托马斯·杰斐逊的家乡弗吉尼亚,一路上种满了树木。贝丝·埃里克森就职于该组织。

“Each tree is a life," said Erickson. "As you see these trees one after another, it will truly make an impact.”
“每棵树都是一个生命,看到这样的树木一棵棵一排排,确实让人有所感触。”

The first trees were planted in November on a former plantation called Oatlands in Leesburg, Virginia. Today, the early 19th century home is owned by a historic trust.
第一批树种在维吉尼亚李斯堡名为奥特兰兹的旧农场,如今,这座19世纪早期的房屋为一家托管协会所有。

Andrea McGimsey, Executive Director of Oatlands, says the estate was a natural place to begin the tree project. “Oatlands has some very old trees and they were here during the Civil War time. Many of them are actually going to be adopted as part of this project,” she explained.
奥特兰兹总裁Andrea McGimsey称这里是开始植树项目的自然场所,“奥特兰兹内有些非常古老的树木,早在内战时候就有了。事实上很多树木还加入了这个项目中来。”

词汇解释

1.pit against使相斗,使竞争,使与…对抗

Chinese geologists are pitting their knowledge, skill and modern technical equipment against nature in an effort to get more oil for their country.
为了替祖国获得更多的石油,中国地质学家以自己的知识、技能以及现代的技术设备与自然进行斗争。

2.dedicate vt. 以…供奉,以…奉献,把…奉献给崇高的目的

The ancient Greeks dedicated many shrines to Aphrodite.
古希腊人以许多神殿供奉爱与美的女神阿佛洛狄特。
 

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