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    Coping with Death in the Civil War

    Panelists talked about the effects of over 700,000 Civil War deaths on the United States population in the mid-19th century. The United States lost about 2% of its population as a…

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    150th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address

    Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian James McPherson, and others spoke at an event commemorating the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg…

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    Gettysburg Commemorative Ceremony

    Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, delivered the keynote address at the “New Birth of Freedom” Commemorative Ceremony at…

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    General George Meade at Gettysburg

    Kent Masterson Brown spoke about the Battle of Gettysburg, which took place July 1-3, 1863, and is considered the bloodiest battle ever on U.S. soil. He talked about how and why the…

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    September 11 Remembrance Ceremony for Flight 93

    First ladies Michelle Obama and Laura Bush were the keynote speakers at a ceremony honoring those who died on Flight 93 on September 11, 2001. The ceremony at the future site of the Flight…

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    Shanksville September 11 Remembrance Ceremony

    A ceremony commemorating Flight 93 on the fifth anniversary of September 11, 2001 was held at a memorial site on Skyline Road in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, near where United Airlines Flight…

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    Flight 93 National Memorial Design

    The National Park Service announced that “Circle of Embrace,” designed by Paul Murdoch Architcts with Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects, would be built as the permanent…

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