145th Anniversary of Gettysburg Address

Ken Burns was the featured speaker at an annual observation at Soldiers' National Cemetery of President Abraham Lincoln’s… read more

Ken Burns was the featured speaker at an annual observation at Soldiers' National Cemetery of President Abraham Lincoln’s “Gettysburg Address.” The ceremony marked the 145th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address on November 19, 1863. Participants spoke about Lincoln’s presidency, sacrifices made by Americans for the ideal of union, and the enduring legacy of the battlefield speech.

The ceremonies included a portrayal of President Abraham Lincoln delivering his address, invocations, “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” sung by Mr. Hill, and taps played by Mr. Merrifield. Mr. Sloan presented funds to the Pennsylvania Lincoln Bicentennial Commission. Mr. Burnhart introduced the design of the 2009 Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Silver Dollar. Ms. Riggs and Mr. Kuhn made presentations to Mr. Burns. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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145th Anniversary of Gettysburg Address

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Program ID:
282483-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Ceremony
Location:
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, United States
First Aired:
Nov 19, 2008
Last Aired:
Nov 26, 2008

Airing Details

  • Nov 19, 2008 | 7:09pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 20, 2008 | 12:52am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 20, 2008 | 2:34am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 26, 2008 | 1:53pm EST | C-SPAN 1
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