Dedication Day 2021
November 7, 2021
Nov. 19 marks the anniversary of the dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery. President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address at the cemetery’s dedication in 1863.
On Friday, Nov. 19, Dedication Day ceremonies commemorating the 158th anniversary of President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address and the dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery begin with a wreath laying at the Soldiers’ National Monument at 10:15 a.m. The formal program and keynote address by Dr. Gary Gallagher, historian, award-winning author and editor of numerous books on Civil War history, follow at the Rostrum at 10:30 a.m. Acclaimed stage and screen actor Stephen Lang will present the Gettysburg Address.
The program also features a U.S. Naturalization and Citizenship ceremony, welcoming a group of new citizens.
The event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania, Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg College and the Gettysburg Foundation.