12th Annual Remembrance Illumination

12th Annual Remembrance Illumination
November 15, 2014
Soldiers’ National Cemetery
5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.


On the  anniversary weekend of the Gettysburg Address, the Gettysburg Foundation will light a luminary candle on each Civil War soldier’s grave in the Gettysburg National Cemetery. The candle lighting is a solemn commemoration of the sacrifices made on this and other battlefields. Please join the Gettysburg Foundation as part of this tribute by sponsoring a candle of by volunteering on the day of the event.

Luminary candles can be sponsored by individuals or groups for $18.63 per candle. In order for the sponsorships to be in the program, they must be received by November 1, 2014. Sponsorships may be made “in honor of” or “in memory of” a person or a group and they are limied to one-hundred characters. Please note sponsorship in the comment box below.

Volunteers are needed to help set-up, greet, and clean-up the cemetery. Set-up volunteers are needed from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Greeters may sign up for one-hour shifts at the Taneytown Road entrance and Baltimore Street entrance of Soldiers’ National Cemetery. Readers are needed to read the names of the fallen soldiers from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Clean-up volunteers meet at 9:30 p.m. and assist until the cemetery is cleaned up. Volunteer spots are limited, please register early. Volunteers will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. If interested in volunteering, please e-mail Ann Swade, Events Logistics Coordinator, at aswade@gettysburgfoundation.org.

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