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2020 News

Dedication Day 2020

November 5, 2020

November 19, 2020, marks the 157th anniversary of the dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery. President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address at the cemetery’s dedication in 1863.

This year’s Dedication Day event is virtual due to the ongoing pandemic. Full details are available by visiting Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania online.

View the 30-minute program beginning Thursday, Nov. 19.

The event is sponsored by the Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania, in conjunction with Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg College, the Gettysburg Foundation and Taps for Veterans.

The open houses at the David Wills House and Gettysburg Lincoln Railroad StationTM are canceled this year. President Abraham Lincoln arrived at the station for the dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery. Lincoln stayed the night prior to delivering the Gettysburg Address at the David Wills House.