July 1, 1913 8:00 A.M.
At 2:00 P.M. today in the Great Tent the official ceremonies of the Gettysburg Reunion Jubilee will commence. Colonel James Schoonmaker, the Chairman of the Pennsylvania Commission, will deliver the opening remarks and introduce each subsequent speaker in turn. Colonel Schoonmaker will be followed by the Reverend Doctor George E. Lovejoy, the Chaplain-in-Chief of the Grand Army of the Republic, who will deliver the opening prayer. The nation’s Secretary of War, the Honorable Lindley M. Garrison, will follow and then Governor John K. Tener will deliver the formal Address of Welcome.
Governor Tener will be followed by Alfred B. Beers, the Commander-in-Chief of the Grand Army of the Republic and then Bennett H. Young, the Commander-in-Chief of the United Confederate Veterans. Finally, the Reverend Doctor H. M. Hamill, the Chaplain-in-Chief of the UCV, will deliver the closing prayer.
The Veterans’ Day ceremonies are scheduled to last from 2:00 until 4:00 P.M.
Weather forecasts for today call for more of the same weather of the past two days, and the medical staff from the United States Army, the Pennsylvania Health Commission, and the Red Cross will be on alert for heat-related problems among the veterans on the encampment grounds and in the Great Tent.
Between June 29th and July 4th, 2013 our posts will come to us courtesy of the “blogging time machine” we have secretly and mysteriously sent a century into the past to the site of the Great Reunion at Gettysburg.