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Steven Spielberg to speak at Gettysburg Address event

Written by The Associated Press | Oct 2, 2012 12:00 PM

Thumbnail image for battle-gettysburg.jpg(Gettysburg) -- Director Steven Spielberg will deliver the keynote address at an observance commemorating the 149th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's "Gettysburg Address."

The National Park Service notes Spielberg's remarks will come days after the release of his film "Lincoln," which stars Daniel Day-Lewis in the title role.

Spielberg will speak at about 10 a.m. on Nov. 19 at the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg.

Lincoln's remarks at the dedication of the military cemetery are generally considered one of the best presidential speeches in American history. The remarks begin, "Four score and seven years ago ..."

Gettysburg is the site of the pivotal battle of the Civil War, where Northern troops were able to repel the Confederate army under Gen. Robert E. Lee.

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