GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) - Thousands of people have gathered at
Gettysburg National Military Park for a service commemorating the 150th
anniversary of the fierce battle that proved to be the turning point of
the American Civil War.
National Park Service director Jonathan Jarvis told
attendees Sunday night the weeklong events are intended to honor the
dead, and recognize the courage and heroism of the soldiers who fought
at Gettysburg from July 1-3, 1863.
He says visitors have also gathered to reaffirm the
principles that demanded the terrible sacrifices Union and Confederate
soldiers made 150 years ago.
Historian and author Doris Kearns Goodwin delivered
the keynote address. Her best-selling novel "Team of Rivals" in part
inspired last year's Oscar-winning film "Lincoln."
The ceremony was scheduled to conclude with a procession to Soldiers National Cemetery.
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Maumee Police responding to a three car crash on the Anthony Wayne Trail.More >>
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13abc's third annual "Hope for the Holidays" toy drive begins Monday, November 18 and continues through December 20. The drive resulted in the donation of more than 18,000 new toys last year which wereMore >>
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Tonight's snow is starting to slow down across Ohio. We will be dry tomorrow with more sunshine, but the concern is for Sunday night. We will not have much precipitation at all, only a few hundredths ofMore >>
Highs will struggle to hit freezing for the next week.More >>
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Toledo Public School students helped spread holiday cheer at the third annual hope for the holidays drive. Bowsher and Scott High School students delivered truckloads of toys. Scott Principal Treva JeffriesMore >>
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Captain Kevin Zanders of the Salvation Army summed up the need for donations during the holiday season by saying, "The need is always there, There's always people who find themselves with a little lessMore >>
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We double dog dare you to read this story about celebrating 30 years of holiday movie magic here in Ohio. 13abc's Christine Long took a tour of the special house in Cleveland that tells "A Christmas Story." IfMore >>
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Educators at bowling green state university packed a board meeting this afternoon to protest the termination of 40 teachers. The professors contracts will not be renewed. The university blames budget problemsMore >>
BGSU faculty attended a board of trustees meeting Friday to protest the termination of 40 educators.