Friday, November 16, 2012

Dedication Day in Gettysburg

  National Cemetery Luminaries - Unknown Soldiers Section

 Photography by Ron Zanoni, Ronald Phillip Photography
  
Every November, to mark President Lincoln’s legacy made in Gettysburg, the town welcomes thousands of people from around the world for “Dedication Day,” an event that this year features a keynote speech from famous film director Steven Spielberg.
Mr. Spielberg’s visit on Nov. 19th coincides with the much-anticipated release of “Lincoln,” starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Field, opening just days before the Dedication Day ceremony.
The day will begin at 9:30 a.m. with a wreath-laying at the Soldiers’ National Monument in the National Cemetery. The Dedication Day ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. at the rostrum, where Spielberg will deliver the keynote speech, followed by the recital of the Gettysburg Address by Lincoln portrayer, James Getty. A naturalization ceremony for 16 citizenship candidates will conclude the Dedication Day ceremony.
Join us on Sunday night and in the morning make your way to the National Cemetery for the dedication at 10 a.m.  This is a very moving event for all.

Thanksgiving is next week and The Gaslight Inn is celebrating by offering Thanksgiving dinner to couples who stay with us for 2 nights.  Check our website for details at www.thegaslightinn.com. 

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