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150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg

Published October 22, 2010

2011 marks the beginning of the celebrations for the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. Special events and programs will be offered to add to your Gettysburg Experience. It is truly an exciting time to commemorate and reflect upon what has happened on these hallowed grounds as many historians agree that our nation was saved at this turning point of the American Civil War.

From the Gettysburg CVB website:

In 2013, Gettysburg will elevate our commemoration to honor the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and the Gettysburg Address. We invite you to join us in 2013 and every year to learn something new about our nation’s history and those who set the stage for us today. We invite you to ignite your passion – or your child’s passion – in our country’s history.

“We cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work, which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced.”  A. Lincoln, November 19, 1863

Let us not forget, but remember and honor them by learning their stories, and the stories of their friends and families who helped this country sustain as a great nation.

The 150th Anniversary Facebook page is now up and running. Also, visit the CVB website for more information and a listing of events throughout these special five years as they are announced.

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