Director Steven Spielberg, whose "Lincoln" is scheduled for release the previous week, will speak Nov. 19 on the 149th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address.
Spielberg will take part in a Dedication Day ceremony at Soldiers' National Cemetery, sponsors of the event announced Tuesday.
“It is an honor to be asked to
speak at such a hallowed place on the anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg
Address," the director said in a statement. "I look forward to visiting Pennsylvania and commemorating
this important moment in our nation’s history.” The film stars Daniel Day-Lewis.
The 9:30 a.m. ceremony is open to the public. • Details