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Historian surprised Obama skipping Gettysburg event

Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 11/01/2013 @ 12:31 am In Diversions,U.S. | No Comments

(Associated Press) President Barack Obama will not attend next month’s event marking the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address in Pennsylvania, national park officials said.

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will instead represent the administration the Nov. 19 sesquicentennial, officials at Gettysburg National Military Park said Wednesday.

Jewell and historian James McPherson will share the role of keynote speaker. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett also plans to attend the ceremony.


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