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Historic cemetery rostrum getting facelift

Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2011 11:18 pm | Updated: 1:03 pm, Sat Jun 18, 2011.

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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