~ Every November 19, we provide a platform for a nationally recognized and influential person to serve as the keynote speaker for Dedication Day, the annual commemoration of the dedication of Soldiers' National Cemetery and Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address,  and to reflect in a public setting on the enduring legacy of the address. ~

Dedication Day 2021
Friday, November 19, 2021

Please join us here in Gettysburg on November 19th for the annual Dedication Day  outdoor ceremony. The Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania co-sponsors the commemoration of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address with a program that includes a wreath-laying, music, and a keynote speaker, Dr. Gary Gallagher. 

Dr. Gallagher was the John L. Nau III Professor in the History of the American Civil War and Director of the John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History at the University of Virginia.

There will also be a U.S. Naturalization and Citizenship ceremony so we can celebrate together as Americans while we welcome a new group of citizens.

The Dedication Day ceremony begins at 10:15 a.m. at the Gettysburg National Cemetery’s rostrum.

The Fellowship’s annual Membership meeting and luncheon, and program will be held at the The Gettysburg Hotel, One Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The doors for the luncheon will open at 12:00 p.m. We are privileged this year to welcome as our luncheon speaker Jonathan W. White. Jonathan W. White is associate professor of American Studies at Christopher Newport University. 


Begun in 1938, the Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania honors the memory and legacy of President Abraham Lincoln through the annual commemoration of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address every November 19th, the maintenance of the “Return Visit” statue on Gettysburg’s historic Lincoln Square, active support for Gettysburg National Military Park’s educational Traveling Trunk program, and the “One Hundred Nights of Taps” program, which occurs in Gettysburg National Cemetery each summer. To learn more about the Lincoln Fellowship, or to become a member or make a donation, please visit www.LincolnFellowship.org


The Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania is a non-profit 501 C-3 organization and your donations are tax deductible. Your gifts assist the Fellowship in fulfilling its mission to offer a Dedication Day program and highlight the significance of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. For the most up to date information we invite you to join the Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania!



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