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Riordan to recite Gettysburg Address at Lincoln event

February 11, 2011 |  6:42 pm

Former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan will recite the Gettysburg Address on Saturday during the 19th Click to read Lincoln's Gettysburg Address and learn more about the speech. Source: National Archivesannual Abe Lincoln Remembrance at the Los Angeles National Cemetery.

Students from Lincoln and Birmingham Community Charter high schools will participate in the event, which marks the birth of the nation’s 16th president.

The event will be from noon to 2 p.m. and is free to attend. It will include music from Lincoln's era performed by the Backyard Band. Actress Gigi Perreau will emcee.

Speakers will include Lynette D. Parker, the cemetery’s director; and Louis Perez from Homeboy Industries, said event organizer Duke Russell.

Los Angeles National Cemetery is at 950 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Westwood.


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Image: Nicolay copy of the Gettysburg Address

Source: Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress