‘Lincoln’ director Spielberg speaks in Gettysburg

    Director Steven Spielberg — whose new movie about Abraham Lincoln is now in theaters — will make the keynote remarks at the 149th commemoration of “The Gettysburg Address.”

    Spielberg’s speech today at Soldier’s National Cemetery in Gettysburg will be accompanied by a recitation of the famous speech by a Lincoln re-enactor.


    Sixteen citizenship candidates from 11 countries are scheduled to take the oath of allegiance.

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    The ceremony at Gettysburg National Military Park is expected to take about an hour, and is free. Previous speakers include presidents Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower, and Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge.

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