Equal Opportunity Day

Equal Opportunity Day

November 19
At the dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery in southern Pennsylvania on November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address. This 270-word speech is considered one of the greatest in American history, though it didn't receive much attention at the time. Equal Opportunity Day is observed at Gettysburg National Cemetery each year, where ceremonies commemorating Lincoln's address are held under the sponsorship of the Sons of Union Veterans and the Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania. Sometimes this day is referred to as Gettysburg Address Day .
CONTACTS:
Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave. S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20540
202-707-5000; fax: 202-707-2076
www.loc.gov
Ben's Guide to Government
U.S. Government Printing Office
732 N. Capitol St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20401
888-293-6498 or 202-512-1530; fax: 202-512-1262
bensguide.gpo.gov
Gettysburg National Cemetery
97 Taneytown Rd.
Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-1124; fax: 717-334-1891
www.nps.gov
SOURCES:
AnnivHol-2000, p. 194
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