President Obama invited to deliver Gettysburg Address this fall

Written by The Associated Press | Jan 18, 2013 11:55 AM

(Gettysburg) -- Pennsylvania's two U.S. senators and the congressman who represents Gettysburg are asking President Barack Obama to attend the November event that will commemorate the 150th year since the "Gettysburg Address.''

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for battle-gettysburg.jpg

Senators Bob Casey and Pat Toomey and Republican Congressman Scott Perry have written the president, asking him to deliver the keynote address. The letter says Obama's participation "would mean a great deal to Pennsylvania and to the nation.''

President Abraham Lincoln's short speech at the 1863 dedication of a cemetery for war dead is considered one of the greatest achievements in American political oratory.

Director Steven Spielberg gave the keynote address two months ago.

The Battle of Gettysburg, in which Northern forces turned away a Confederate advance, is considered a pivotal moment in the American Civil War.

Tagged under , , , , , ,

back to top

Post a comment

Comments: 1

  • tom img 2015-02-09 13:17

    The president is just a man and he should obey the law as the other people do. Therefore, his criminal record shouldn't be sealed. These days some people should be allowed to access the public records online, for instance, to see what person they hire.

Give Now

Estate Planning

Support for WITF is provided by:

Become a WITF sponsor today »

Smart Talk

National Edward R. Murrow Awards

DuPont Columbia Awards

Support Local Journalism

Latest News from NPR

Support for WITF is provided by:

Become a WITF sponsor today »