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Campaign for a Memorial of Significance for U.S. Veterans and Active-duty Military Personnel
To honor our veterans, Gettysburg Foundation invites veterans to enjoy a special discount and programming at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center on Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021.
U.S. military veterans will receive free admission to the Film, Cyclorama & Museum Experience. Ticket holders also have the unique opportunity to see the historic Gettysburg Cyclorama painting in a different light.
Unlike the traditional experience with a light and sound show in which visitors ‘experience’ Pickett’s Charge depicted in the Cyclorama painting, a special 'lights up' program will feature an introductory talk while in full light of the painting. Guests see a very different view of the artwork with the lights up and gain an understanding of the history and scenes in the painting.
Start with the film A New Birth of Freedom, followed by the ‘lights up’ program on the Cyclorama painting. Explore the Gettysburg Museum of the American Civil War at leisure throughout the day.
Located at 1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, Pa., the Museum & Visitor Center offers Veterans Day hours from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. The last film and cyclorama show begins at 4 p.m. Veterans are encouraged to arrive early and need to show proof of veteran status for free tickets.
U.S. military active-duty personnel receive free admission to the experience daily. Gettysburg Foundation thanks our military service members for their service and sacrifice to our country.
GivingTuesday is Nov. 30, 2021. Gettysburg Foundation’s annual GivingTuesday fundraising campaign will help maintain Gettysburg’s symbol of peace and unity, focusing on the Eternal Light Peace Memorial at Gettysburg National Military Park.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated the Eternal Light Peace Memorial July 3, 1938, during the Battle of Gettysburg’s 75th anniversary. A symbol of “peace eternal in a nation reunited,” the memorial’s 1938 dedication was a tribute to peace, honoring soldiers and veterans who served and continue to serve our country to promote peace in the world. Since then, the memorial has been a focal point for visitors and our service men and women to gather and reflect, holding a special significance for U.S. veterans and active-duty military personnel.
Gettysburg Foundation is on a mission to raise $50,000 to continue the ‘eternal’ flame. Join our efforts and unite with us to keep the flame of this significant memorial shining. While this symbolic light is enduring, so is the responsibility of keeping the flame bright. Your generosity will keep this symbolic flame for peace bright for years to come.
To support our history’s preservation, visit GettysburgFoundation.org to make your GivingTuesday donation.