2009-11-26 / Local & State

Ceremony Marks Anniversary Of Gettysburg Address

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) – The 146th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address is being celebrated in the national cemetery where the speech was made.

Actor Richard Dreyfuss and Gov. Ed Rendell were among the people who placed wreaths at the Soldiers’ National Monument as part of Dedication Day ceremonies Thursday.

The Union Army’s victory in the Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point in the Civil War. Lincoln delivered his brief but powerful speech while dedicating the cemetery on Nov. 19, 1863.

Other scheduled events include the lighting of more than 3,500 luminary candles on the graves of Civil War soldiers Thursday evening.

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