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Touring the Gettysburg Battlefield during the holidays.

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Touring the Gettysburg Battlefield during the holidays.

I have recently been told that many groups gather to place luminaries where the soldiers fell during battle. If anyone knows about this, or how we can volunteer to assist, I would love to participate.

Thanks so much - genmacglothlinpeterson@gmail.com

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1. Re: Touring the Gettysburg Battlefield during the holidays.

Here is what I've been able to find for luminaries:

9th Annual Remembrance Illumination

This takes place at the Soldiers' National Cemetery on Saturday, November 19. Note that the luminaries are placed at the cemetery, not the battlefield.

www.gettysburg.travel/150/event_detail.asp…

I'm not aware of another luminary event on the battlefield at Gettysburg, but there is one at Antietam on December 3. (Scroll down to December)

nps.gov/anti/…full-2011-annual-schedule.htm

Hope this helps!

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2. Re: Touring the Gettysburg Battlefield during the holidays.

There is also a project that places Christmas wreaths at Gettysburg and Quantico.

http://www.sgtmac.org/2011wreath.html

3. Re: Touring the Gettysburg Battlefield during the holidays.

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