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149th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address featuring Steven Spielberg

Published November 16, 2012

Steven Spielberg’s latest film “Lincoln” is in theaters today (November 16th) and Steven Spielberg himself will be in Gettysburg on Monday, November 19th, as the Dedication Day keynote speaker. You won’t want to miss this exciting, annual event commemorating the Anniversary of President Lincoln’s infamous Gettysburg Address.

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Here’s what you will need to know for the 149th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address featuring Steven Spielberg:

(Info from the Gettysburg Convention and Visitor’s Bureau)

At 9:30 a.m., the day’s events will begin at the Soldiers’ National Cemetery with a wreath laying ceremony at the Soldiers’ National Monument. The Dedication Day ceremony will commence at 10:00 at the rostrum, where Steven Spielberg will deliver the keynote address. As has become a custom, Lincoln portrayer James Getty will recite the Gettysburg Address and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will hold a naturalization ceremony for sixteen citizenship candidates.

Immediately following the event, there will be the U.S. Colored Troops Graveside Salute at the gravesite of Charles H. Parker, one of only two African American Civil War soldiers buried in the National Cemetery.

All Dedication Day events are sponsored by The Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania, the Gettysburg College, the Gettysburg National Military Park, and the Gettysburg Foundation.

For information, contact the Gettysburg National Military Park at 717-334-1124.

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