Events in Gettysburg Dedication Day and Remembrance Days November 19-20, 2010

Friday, November 19 – Dedication Day
10:15 a.m.        Wreath Laying Ceremony
                  Soldiers’ National Monument, Soldiers’ National Cemetery

10:30 a.m.        147th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address
                  Keynote speaker:  Sam Donaldson, formerly of ABC News (42
                  year career), and Chief White House Correspondent during
                  the Carter, Reagan, and Clinton administrations
                  Rostrum, Soldiers’ National Cemetery
                  Program includes Jim Getty portraying Abraham Lincoln and
                  a Naturalization Ceremony presented by the U.S.
                  Citizenship and Immigration Services.

11:15 a.m.        U.S. Colored Troops Graveside Salute
                  Speaker: Hari Jones, Curator of African American Civil
War Museum, Washington D.C.
                  Or immediately following the Dedication Day Ceremony
                  Soldiers’ National Cemetery

12:00 p.m.        Lincoln Fellowship Luncheon
                  Keynote speaker:  Author Thomas Craughwell will speak
                  about his book, Stealing Lincoln’s Body (Belknap Press,
                  Gettysburg College Union Ballroom
                  [Fellowship members only; pre-registration is required;
                  no phone reservations accepted. For information on
                  becoming a member of the Lincoln Fellowship, visit us
                  online at, by phone
                  (717)-337-6590, or write to the Lincoln Fellowship, P.O.
                  Box 3372, Gettysburg, PA  17325]

  4:00 p.m.         Gettysburg Addresses Lincoln
                    Speaker: Jim Getty, “My Life as Abraham Lincoln”
                          Gettysburg Presbyterian Church
7:30 p.m.         12th Annual Michael Shaara Prize for Excellence in Civil
                  War Fiction awarded by Jeff Shaara
                  Recipient: Cornelia Nixon for her book Jarrettsville
                  (Counterpoint, 2009)
                  Majestic Theater

                  49th Annual Robert Fortenbaugh Memorial Lecture
                  Speaker:  Edward L. Ayers, President, University of
                  Lecture:  “Loyalty and America’s Civil War”
                  Majestic Theater
                        Sponsored by the Civil War Institute and the
     History Department at Gettysburg College.
9:30 p.m.         Public Reception and Book Signing
                  Majestic Theater Lobby

Saturday, November 20 – Remembrance Day
1:00 p.m.         Remembrance Day Parade and Activities
                  Sponsored by the Sons of Union Veterans
                  Visit their website at

5:30 p.m.         Eighth Annual Remembrance Illumination
                  Soldiers’ National Cemetery, hosted by the Gettysburg
                  Anyone interested in sponsoring one of the 3,500
                  luminaries is encouraged to contact the Gettysburg
                  Foundation.  Phone: (717)-338-1243 website:
The Historic Gettysburg Railroad Station, at 35 Carlisle Street, is open
for tours daily 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., free of charge.  This is the station
Lincoln used when he arrived in Gettysburg to deliver the Gettysburg

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