Historic cemetery rostrum getting facelift

Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2011 11:18 pm

Several U.S. Presidents have stood atop the timeworn rostrum at Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg, for speeches over the years.

Future presidents or national dignitaries will likely be welcomed by a new rostrum.

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  • irish1 posted at 2:23 pm on Mon, Jun 20, 2011.

    irish1 Posts: 53

    The Rostrum certainly deserves saving, and with a $80,000 donation for starters,
    it needs to be completed. I was surprised to know President Lincoln never had spoken there, til I learned it wasn't built til 1879. Learn something every day.
    When I visit Gettysburg in August , I'll be a little more knowledgeable.

  • Amos Humiston posted at 2:02 pm on Fri, Jun 17, 2011.

    Amos Humiston Posts: 8

    The GNMP/Foundation should hire Cooper Robertson to rebuild it at 22,000-square-feet, with an ocean of parking. They could charge admission.

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