Sunday, November 20, 2011

Dedication Day

Covered Dedication Day in Gettysburg on Saturday, the annual tribute to Abe Lincoln's delivery of the Gettysburg Address. Avatar actor Stephen Lang gave the dedication remarks and Millicent Sparks, an actress from Philly, portrayed Harriet Tubman. (I'm not sure anyone even breathed during her performance, she was spellbinding). One of the most touching parts of the ceremony was the swearing in of new US citizens. As much as I had to run around all morning, still feel lucky to have witnessed the day and to live close to that much incredible history.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Reflecting on history

Covered a Veterans Day ceremony last Saturday and a community reading of the U.S. Constitution on Sunday.

The bottom photo is an archive photo I took last spring of Gettysburg's Tillie Pierce House. Tillie Pierce was a teenager who witnessed the Battle of Gettysburg during July 1-3, 1863, and wrote a book about it, At Gettysburg: Or What a Girl Saw and Heard at the Battle. That's her picture in the photo at right.