Remembrance Illumination at Soldiers’ National Cemetery

Nov., 20, 2010, Gettysburg, PA. – Saturday evening more than 3,500 flickering candles illuminated the graves of fallen Civil War soldiers buried in the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg.  As hundreds of people strolled the grounds on this comfortable late November evening the tiny points of light honoring the memory of those who fought so bravely on battlefields long ago made a solemn impression.  Every half-hour a lone bugler off in the distance played taps, as Civil War reenactors patrolled the grounds.  This was the 8th annual Remembrance Illumination sponsored by the Gettysburg Foundation.

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2 Responses to Remembrance Illumination at Soldiers’ National Cemetery

  1. Florence (Miss Flora) Williams says:

    This is one of my favorite weekends. I do 3 flower / wreath layings at select monuments, march in the parade, and then it is the Ball at the Eisehower followed by the G.A.R breakfast on Sunday and home. I remember the first time they did the lights and listening to the reading of the names… awesome… a heart throbing moment and a few tears as well.

  2. Mike says:

    Thanks for sharing Florence. This was our fist visit, but I think we’ll start adding it to our annual schedule.

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