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The 145th Anniversary of Abraham Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address
Saturday, November 15, 2008 - 9:00am to Saturday, November 15, 2008 - 3:00pm
The Friends of History at PSU will commemorate the 145th Anniversary of Abraham Lincoln, and his delivery of the Gettysburg Address on Saturday, November 15, 2008 with a two-part program at PSU and Lone Fir Cemetery.

PART ONE: Recreation of the "GETTYSBURG ADDRESS" will be presented "live" at Lone Fir Pioneer Cemetery in Southeast Portland. PSU Vice Provost Mike Burton will lead the ceremonies.

Union soldier reenactors (Sons of Union Veterans)will be in full battle gear, authentic military band will be playing Civil War Music, Lincoln presenter Steve Holgate will recite the Gettysburg Address at 10:00am, Daughters of Union veterans will lay wreaths and there will be the playing of "Taps". After the program, guided tours will be led by "Living Historians" of Lone Fir showing where the Civil War Veterans are buried.

When:
Saturday, November 15th, 2008
Where:
Lone Fir Cemetery (S.E. 21st and Morrison)
Time:
9:00 am - 11:30 am 
Cost:
Free

PART TWO: THE STORY BEHIND GETTYSBURG & the "GETTYSBURG ADDRESS" at PSU

Professor emeritus Elliott Trommald will explain the meaning of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. A "Battle of Gettysburg" video will be shown.

When:
Saturday, November 15th, 2008
Where:
PSU Smith Memorial Student Union, room 333
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost:
Free

For more information, call the PSU Friends of History (503) 725-5473.