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Agreed to Senate (06/27/2013)


113th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. RES. 192


Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and the significance of this battle in the history of the United States.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

June 27, 2013

Mr. Casey (for himself and Mr. Toomey) submitted the following resolution; which was considered and agreed to


RESOLUTION

Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and the significance of this battle in the history of the United States.

    Whereas, between July 1 and July 3, 1863, the Battle of Gettysburg in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, was the turning point for the Union Army in the American Civil War;

    Whereas the Battle of Gettysburg was the battle with the largest number of casualties in the American Civil War;

    Whereas, on November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery;

    Whereas over 3,500 soldiers were buried at the Soldiers' National Cemetery after losing their lives in the battle;

    Whereas reconciliation between the North and the South began at Gettysburg through warm and respectful post-war reunions that featured peace walk reenactments of Pickett’s Charge in 1887, 1913, and 1938;

    Whereas the Gettysburg battlefield was designated as a National Military Park in 1895;

    Whereas the residents of Gettysburg helped to preserve the land that now serves as the Gettysburg National Military Park, including the Soldiers' National Cemetery and the Gettysburg battlefield; and

    Whereas more than 1,000,000 people travel each year to visit the park, museum, and visitor center: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Senate—

(1) recognizes the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg;

(2) recognizes the historical significance of the outcome of the Battle of Gettysburg, which helped to preserve the United States; and

(3) encourages the people of the United States to visit Gettysburg National Military Park to celebrate and commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.


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