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150th Anniversary of President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address


November 19, 2013

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell offered keynote remarks at the ceremony honoring the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. The observance took place in Gettysburg’s Soldiers’ National Cemetery and featured a reading of the Gettysburg Address by Lincoln portrayer James Getty. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services also administered the Oath of Allegiance to sixteen new American citizens following the ceremony.


  • Secretary Jewell gave the keynote address about the ongoing struggle for equal rights. In the spirit of President Lincoln’s historic address, she limited her formal remarks to 272 words. Photo: Tami Heilemann
    Secretary Jewell speakin on a stage
  • Secretary Jewell was joined by NPS Director Jonathan Jarvis, Gettysburg Superintendent Bob Kirby, Governor Tom Corbett, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, U.S. Senators Bob Casey and Pat Toomey, U.S. Representative Scott Perry, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian James McPherson, and NPS employees, volunteers and community members. Photo: Tami Heilemann
    Secretary Jewell and other visitors
  • Secretary Jewell meets US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and Gettysburg Superintendent Bob Kirby. Photo: Tami Heilemann
    Secretary Jewell and US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia
  • Civil War soldier impersonators were also a part of the event. Photo: Tami Heilemann
    Civil war soldier impersonators
  • Secretary Jewell and National Park Service Director Jonathon Jarvis walk around the Gettysburg National Military Park. Photo: Tami Heilemann
    Secretary Jewell and NPS Director Jarvis
  • Secretary Jewell speakin on a stage
  • Secretary Jewell and other visitors
  • Secretary Jewell and US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia
  • Civil war soldier impersonators
  • Secretary Jewell and NPS Director Jarvis