'Lincoln' director Spielberg speaks in Gettysburg

Written by The Associated Press | Nov 19, 2012 6:32 AM

(Gettysburg) -- Director Steven Spielberg -- whose new movie about Abraham Lincoln is now in theaters -- will make the keynote remarks at the 149th commemoration of "The Gettysburg Address.'' 

Spielberg's speech today at Soldier's National Cemetery in Gettysburg will be accompanied by a recitation of the famous speech by a Lincoln re-enactor.

Sixteen citizenship candidates from 11 countries are scheduled to take the oath of allegiance.

The ceremony at Gettysburg National Military Park is expected to take about an hour, and is free.

The ceremony will be available for viewing live on the internet at The broadcast will begin at 10 a.m. EST.

Previous speakers include presidents Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower, and former Governor Tom Ridge.

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