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EAC to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address

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[Click Image to Enlarge] Pictured: People attending the dedication ceremony of the national cemetery at Gettysburg Battlefield, outside Gettysburg, Pa., in November 1863. Abraham Lincoln, hatless, is seated left of centre. Join EAC as we commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address with a recitation of the famous speech by Dr. Crae Wilson, at the Bell Tower on Middle Campus at 12:15 p.m. [Photo used with permission of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.]

By Aaron Tohtsoni

Thatcher, AZ—Eastern Arizona College will commemorate President Abraham Lincoln’s famous Gettysburg Address on Tuesday, November 19, 2013, at 12:15 p.m., on EAC’s Thatcher Campus, near the base of the Memorial Bell Tower. All community members are invited to hear former EAC theatre instructor, Dr. Crae Wilson, read the famous speech and give remarks.

It will be 150 years to the day, since President Lincoln gave his speech at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg, PA., just a few months after the Union defeated the Confederacy during the Battle of Gettysburg.

Its iconic opening line, “Four score and seven years ago,” is one of the most widely recognized phrases. The speech has been classified as one of the greatest in American history.

Everyone is welcome to attend the commemorative event that will last approximately 15 minutes.