Gettysburg marks 150th anniversary of Lincoln's Address

Written by The Associated Press | Nov 19, 2013 4:26 AM
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(Gettysburg) -- A noted historian, the U.S. Interior secretary and Governor Tom Corbett are expected to be on hand for the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.

The event at Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg today is expected to draw thousands.

The ceremony includes a reading of the short oration by a Lincoln impersonator, as well as the swearing in of some new American citizens.

Last year's event drew an estimated 9,000 people, and more than 230,000 came to town around the battle's anniversary in early July.

Smart Talk will broadcast live from Gettysburg at 9 AM on witf, with filmmaker Ken Burns and Dr. Drew Gilpin Faust, president of Harvard University, joining Scott Lamar.

You can also watch today's ceremonies by clicking here.

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