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Gettysburg 150th Anniversary

The VA Scandal Proves We Need Four More Years of Obama

Brian Joyce | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics
Brian Joyce

With all due respect to Sen. McCain, I have a different take on this. I, too, am outraged by the lack of care that many of our veterans have received, but I'm not at all bewildered by it. In fact, I saw it coming for years.

Republicans in Congress Snub the Gettysburg Address

Scott Blakeman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Scott Blakeman

On this 150th anniversary of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, the real snub comes not, as Fox News claims, from President Obama for not attending the ceremony, but from Republicans in Congress who have made a mockery of the democratic principle Lincoln proclaimed that day.

Jason Linkins

Obama Not Going To Gettysburg Is This Week's Hurricane Katrina

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

Somehow, in the time it took me to leave my desk, run to the store and get lunch, President Barack Obama has gone and gotten himself into another one ...

President Obama: Why You Should Come to Gettysburg

John McCormick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
John McCormick

Dear President Obama: My family and I were disappointed to learn you've decided not to attend the 150th anniversary commemoration of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address in Pennsylvania this November 19.

Lincoln's Gettysburg Address: The Flop That Popped (VIDEO)

Salvador Litvak | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Salvador Litvak

Tuesday, November 19, marks the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. Much will be made of the most influential speech in American history, but few will realize that it was a flop in its time.

Gettysburg Re-Enactment Gears Up For Round 2

AP | GENARO C. ARMAS | Posted 09.03.2013 | Politics

GETTYSBURG, Pa. — The Battle of Gettysburg is underway for the second time in a week and tourists are converging in droves even if the outcome o...

LOOK: Gettysburg Images A 'Blast' From The Past

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 07.03.2013 | DC

From July 1 until July 3, 1863, the Battle of Gettysburg raged. The famous battle became known as a turning point in the war that shifted momentum ...

The Meaning of Gettysburg Beyond our Borders

Salvador Litvak | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics
Salvador Litvak

Because it was an American battle fought within an American war, most people believe the outcome was of little interest beyond our borders. In truth, however, Gettysburg had tremendous international impact then, and it continues to do so today.

'Four Score and Seven Years Ago': A Jewish Connection

Marc Saperstein | Posted 09.02.2013 | Religion
Marc Saperstein

July 4, 1863 was a Saturday, and Rabbi Sabato Morais delivered his Sabbath morning sermon. His sermon contains a phrase that might well have influenced the most celebrated speech in American history.

What Gettysburg Means to My Family

John McCormick | Posted 09.01.2013 | Parents
John McCormick

This week I'll be taking my wife and children to observe the 150th commemoration of the battle. In July 1863, my grandfather (yes, my grandfather!) fought in the battle, was wounded five times, and by a miracle, survived his wounds and subsequent internment in a POW hospital.

Damaged Statue Returns For Gettysburg Anniversary

AP | GENARO C. ARMAS | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics

GETTYSBURG, Pa. — An opening volley of musket fire ushered in the start of the milestone commemoration of the Battle of Gettysburg on Friday, 15...

Gettysburg Celebrates Civil War Milestone

AP | MARK SCOLFORO | Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics

GETTYSBURG, Pa. -- Gettysburg changed the direction of American history 150 years ago, and the town hasn't been the same since. The couple of hundred...

Going To Gettysburg?

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 06.21.2013 | Travel

-- Two re-enactments will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War's Battle of Gettysburg in Gettysburg, Pa. Each re-enactment group expect...

President Obama and the 150th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address

Michael Tomaso | Posted 01.19.2013 | Politics
Michael Tomaso

Next year, on November 19, 2013, we get to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the speech that set the moral compass for "a new birth of freedom."