Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Monday, November 25, 2013
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Sunday, November 10, 2013
- The raising of that flag on Suribachi means a Marine Corps for the next five hundred years. [James Forrestal, Secretary of the Navy; 23 February 1945 (the flag-raising on Iwo Jima had been immortalized in a photograph by Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal)]
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Monday, November 4, 2013
November 23, 2013
Soldiers’ National Cemetery
5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
On the 150th anniversary weekend of the Gettysburg Address, the Gettysburg Foundation will light a luminary candle on each Civil War soldier’s grave in the Gettysburg National Cemetery. The candle lighting is a solemn commemoration of the sacrifices made on this and other battlefields. Please join the Gettysburg Foundation as part of this tribute by sponsoring a candle of by volunteering on the day of the event.
Luminary candles can be sponsored by individuals or groups for $18.63 per candle. In order for the sponsorships to be in the program, they must be received by November 1, 2013. Sponsorships may be made “in honor of” or “in memory of” a person or a group and they are limied to one-hundred characters. Please note sponsorship in the comment box below.
Volunteers are needed to help set-up, greet, and clean-up the cemetery. Set-up volunteers are needed from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Greeters may sign up for one-hour shifts at the Taneytown Road entrance and Baltimore Street entrance of Soldiers’ National Cemetery. Readers are needed to read the names of the fallen soldiers from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Clean-up volunteers meet at 9:30 p.m. and assist until the cemetery is cleaned up. Volunteer spots are limited, please register early. Volunteers will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. If interested in volunteering, please e-mail Ann Swade, Events Logistics Coordinator, email@example.com.
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Friday, November 1, 2013
Thursday, October 31, 2013
President Barack Obama will not be in Gettysburg on Nov. 19 to mark the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's famous Gettysburg Address.
Gettysburg officials had invited Obama to attend the annual ceremony.
The president is sending Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell to represent the administration, according to a news release from Gettysburg National Military Park.
"Dedication Day is about Lincoln. It's not about President Obama," said Carl Whitehill, spokesman for the Gettysburg Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Gettysburg would have been happy to have Obama at this year's event, he said, but the focus will remain the same regardless.
"We're not disappointed in any way. We're going to move forward, and this is going to be a great remembrance of this speech," Whitehill said.
Jewell will share the keynote speaker role with Pulitzer Prize-winning historian James McPherson, according to the news release.
The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. in the Soldiers' National Cemetery, where many of the Union soldiers killed during the Battle of Gettysburg are buried.
In 1863, Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address during a ceremony to dedicate the cemetery.
The event, which is free and open to the public, will also feature the U.S. Marine Band, Gov. Tom Corbett and a reading of the Gettysburg Address by Lincoln living-historian James Getty. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will also
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While in this case, I do believe it is the right call (for reasons mentioned in a previous post), it would have been a memorable and even more historic event had he attended.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Monday, October 21, 2013
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
"Within the span of one year, Elizabeth Hoffacker of West Manheim Township received the news of her two sons' deaths in combat during the Civil War. John, 24 years old, promoted to corporal after being in the army for two months, was riding through Hanover when he was shot and killed instantly upon the first encounter with the Confederates on June 30, 1863. William was mortally wounded at Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia, May 12, 1864. The bodies of both men were buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Hanover, in a lot purchased by their father...
...Americans sought ways to soothe their grief over a fallen generation. Hanover residents gathered each May 30 at local burial grounds to decorate soldiers' graves with flowers. A monument at Mt. Olivet Cemetery bears the names of Civil War veterans from Hanover and surrounding areas."