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Steven Spielberg to give address at Gettysburg

By Robert Kirchgassner ,

Acclaimed director Steven Spielberg will deliver an address at Gettysburg, PA, to commemorate the 149th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.

The Huffington Post reported that Spielberg is scheduled to speak around 10 a.m. on Nov. 19 at the city’s Soldiers’ National Cemetery.

He will appear days after the release of his upcoming movie Lincoln, in which Daniel Day-Lewis plays the 16th U.S. President.

Lincoln’s speech is considered one of the best ever given. It begins with the famous remark:

“Four score and seven years ago,....”

He gave the speech following the Civil War battle in which the Union troops were able to defeat the Confederate forces under Gen. Robert E. Lee.

According to Awards Daily, the Dedication Day ceremony will start with a wreath laying ceremony. The events are free and open to the public.

The event is organized by The Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania, Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg College and the Gettysburg Foundation.

Past speakers at the ceremony include actor Stephen Lang, Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and President Dwight Eisenhower.

 
 

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