MANY CEREMONIES SCHEDULED FOR TODAY

July 3, 1913 7:00 A.M.

The Great Tent will be much used today.

Before noon a total of 65 reunions will be held in parts of the Great Tent for various brigades, regiments, and units. Veterans are urged to check with their state delegation for the most current information about reunions in which they may participate.

Between 2:00 and 4:00 P.M., the same time as the past two days’ main ceremonies, the Governors’ Day celebration will take place in the Great Tent. Pennsylvania Governor John K. Tener will preside and addresses will be delivered by Vice President Thomas R. Marshall, followed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Honorable Champ Clark.

Following Speaker Clark’s address, a series of Governors will address the attendees. Veterans and guests are urged to consult their programs for the speaking order.

At the conclusion of the Governors’ Day ceremonies a short break will occur and then between 4:30 and 6:00 P.M. the New York Day celebration will be held. Colonel Lewis R. Stegman, the Chairman of the New York Monuments Commission, will preside and addresses will be delivered by General Horatio C. King and New York Governor Hon. William Sulzer. Also among the speakers at the New York celebration will be Sergeant Major John H. Leathers of Virginia’s Stonewall Brigade. All New York veterans are urged to attend the celebration of their state, as are veterans from any other state, North or South.

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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.

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