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Remembrance Day Illumination

Remembrance Day Illumination

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Time: 5:30-9pm

Price: Free


Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center
97 Taneytown Road
Gettysburg, PA

The Gettysburg Foundation presents the 19th Annual Remembrance Day Illumination 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 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, November 3.

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, email or call 717-339-2150.

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