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Dedication Day Ceremony

Dedication Day Ceremony


To celebrate the 156th anniversary of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, the Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce the keynote speaker will be Michael Beschloss. Beschloss is an award-winning presidential historian, a scholar of leadership, and a bestselling author of ten books, including most recently, the acclaimed New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, Presidents of War. On being asked to be the keynote speaker Beschloss shared "A hundred and fifty-six years after the Battle of Gettysburg, I am looking very much forward to speaking on the anniversary of this evocative and signal moment in American history."

At 10:15 am, the day's events will begin with a wreath-laying ceremony at the Soldiers' National Monument, followed by the Dedication Day Program at the rostrum in the Soldiers' National Cemetery at 10:30 am Lincoln portrayer George Buss will recite the Gettysburg Address and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service will hold a naturalization ceremony for citizen candidates.

This event is free and open to the general public. A limited number of seats will be available to the general public, so feel free to bring lawn chairs. Parking for the event is provided at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center in Lot #3 with free shuttle service on the Gold Line Shuttle to the Cemetery. The Gold Line will operate from 8 am to 6:30 pm. For more information visit,

In the event of severe inclement weather, the program will relocate to the Gettysburg College's Majestic Theater, 25 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg, PA.


Gettysburg National Cemetery

Dedication Day Ceremony