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The 150th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address

November 19, 2013


State Dept Image/Nov 19, 2013/Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Date: 11/19/2013 Location: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Description: Foreign journalists on a Foreign Press Center sponsored tour, traveled to Gettysburg, Pa. to to cover the commemoration ceremony for the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address.  - State Dept Image

November 19, 2013; Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Contact: Washington Foreign Press Center Program Officer Andy Strike
Telephone: 202-504-6356; email: strikeap2@state.gov

Twenty-one FPC media from China, Colombia, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, and Romania visited Gettysburg National Military Park on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 to cover the commemoration ceremony for the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. Interior Secretary Jewell and Pennsylvania Governor Corbett gave remarks along with historian James McPherson, and Lincoln portrayer James Getty, who read the Address. Supreme Court Justice Scalia also administered the oath of allegiance to foreign nationals from 16 countries.