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Remembrance Day in Historic Gettysburg

Published October 26, 2018

Join us in Gettysburg for Remembrance Day 2018

This month marks the 155th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s historic Gettysburg Address. Just steps away from the Gettysburg Hotel, President Lincoln prepared his immortal address in the David Willis House. In honor of this landmark occasion, there are many ceremonies and special events happening this month.

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The 16th Annual Remembrance Day Dinner & Ball

Friday, November 16th, 2018

This year’s Fancy Dress theme is Tartan to commemorate those of Celtic heritage who fought during the Civil War. Guests are encouraged to emulate a historical character like Rob Roy, William Wallace, or in time period appropriate dress such as a shepherdess, noble clanswoman, or kilt. Enjoy the sounds of a Celtic harpist, a poem recited by Jim Duffy, a native of Dunfermline, Scotland, bagpipers, and Highland dancers.

Saturday, November 17th, 2018

A grand celebration on the second night of celebration includes a cocktail hour, three-course dinner, and live entertainment. Ladies and gentlemen are encouraged to wear any period decoration that shows a patriotic theme.


Remembrance Day Parade and Ceremonies

November 17th, 2018

Join us in downtown Gettysburg as we honoring the soldiers and civilians of the American Civil War in this special annual parade held in conjunction with the Gettysburg Address anniversary.

Stay up to date with parade information by following their Facebook page here.


Annual Remembrance Illumination

November 17th, 2018

Visit the landmark Gettysburg Battlefields and honor those who fought with a ceremony that features the lighting of a luminary candle on each of the 3,512 Civil War soldier’s graves.

For a complete listing of all Remembrance Day activities, visit Destination Gettysburg.

 
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