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Remembrance Day Illumination: Sponsor a Luminary Candle In Honor or Memory of a Loved One

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Gettysburg, Pa. (Oct. 6, 2021)The Gettysburg Foundation presents the 19th Annual Remembrance Day Illumination on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, from 5:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. in the Gettysburg National Cemetery. The event is subject to weather conditions, health and safety.

The commemoration features a luminary candle on all 3,512 Civil War soldiers’ graves. The fallen soldiers’ names are read throughout the evening. Guests may enter the cemetery through the gate at Taneytown Road or the gate at Baltimore Street. This non-ticketed event is free of charge and open to the public.

Support the Gettysburg Foundation with a heartfelt donation for the 2021 Remembrance Day Illumination by sponsoring a candle in honor or memory of a loved one. A candle sponsorship is $18.63. Sponsorships will be accepted through Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021.

Volunteer opportunities include setting up, greeting guests, reading the names of Civil War soldiers and cleaning up.

To sponsor a candle or request a volunteer assignment, call 717-339-2150 or email epearce@gettysburgfoundation.org.

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GETTYSBURG FOUNDATION

Gettysburg Foundation is a 501(c)(3), non-profit philanthropic, educational organization operating in partnership with the National Park Service to preserve Gettysburg National Military Park and the Eisenhower National Historic Site, and to educate the public about their significance. The Foundation operates the Museum & Visitor Center at Gettysburg National Military Park, as well as the George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital, the Children of Gettysburg 1863 and the Gettysburg Lincoln Railroad StationTM. For information about visiting Gettysburg, or how you can become a Friend of Gettysburg, visit GettysburgFoundation.org or call 877-874-2478.

MEDIA CONTACT: 

Trini M. Nye, Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Gettysburg Foundation

tnye@gettysburgfoundation.org

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