Friday, November 19, 2010

Remembrance Day in Gettysburg

Today is Remembrance Day in Gettysburg - November 19. This is the anniversary of the dedication of the Soldier's Cemetery (the National Military Cemetery) which took place on November 19, 1863. On that day, various important people, including President Lincoln, rode on horseback or walked from the center of the town to the newly created cemetery. It was on this day that Lincoln gave his famous speech, known as the Gettysburg Address.

Today, wreaths were laid in the cemetery, and speeches were made. The keynote speaker was Sam Donaldson, and, as usual, the Gettysburg Address was delivered by James Getty, our good neighbour and celebrated Lincoln Re-enactor.

Tomorrow we will have a parade from Lincoln Square to the cemetery. Our guests will have a grandstand view, and we hope they will be joined by friends and family.

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