Sunday, November 18, 2012
Oscar-winning director Steven Spielberg will be this year's keynote speaker at the observance commemorating the 149th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. The ceremony will be held on Nov. 19 at the Solders’ National Cemetery at 10a.m. The famous director’s visit coincides with the release of his newest film, “Lincoln.”
The ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m. with a wreath laying ceremony at the Soldier’s national monument. The official commencement of the Dedication Day will begin at 10 a.m. at the rostrum, where Spielberg will make his speech. Next, James Getty will recite the Gettysburg Address, and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will hold a naturalization ceremony for 16 citizenship candidates.