Nov 19



Gettysburg’s newest Lincoln statue will be dedicated today, November 19, 2009, the 146th anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg’s Address. The statue is located underneath the white tent.

Landscape work is complete on the Lincoln Statue Plaza at the Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center. The dedication day is today, November 19, 2009, the 146th anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.



We’ll take a walk around the new Lincoln plaza area, first as we approach from parking lot #1. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 7:00 AM on Sunday, November 15, 2009.



Changes are quickly apparent. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 7:00 AM on Sunday, November 15, 2009.



There are now lights along the sidewalk. This view was taken facing north at approximately 7:00 AM on Sunday, November 15, 2009.



They are on both sides of the sidewalk. This view was taken facing north at approximately 7:00 AM on Sunday, November 15, 2009.



This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 7:00 AM on Sunday, November 15, 2009.



The new landscaping on the right (east) side of the sidewalk. This view was taken facing north at approximately 7:00 AM on Sunday, November 15, 2009.



The new grass certainly makes the area look different (read much much better) than the long scraggly vegetation shown in the background. Previously in this area was not only the long scraggly vegetation and signs informing us that by not cutting the grass, they were saving the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 7:00 AM on Sunday, November 15, 2009.



This new lawn shows us that if the grass looks good, and someone donates it to them, they really don’t care as much about what happens to the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 7:00 AM on Sunday, November 15, 2009.



This view was taken facing west at approximately 7:00 AM on Sunday, November 15, 2009.



This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 7:00 AM on Sunday, November 15, 2009.



This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 7:00 AM on Sunday, November 15, 2009.



This view was taken facing north at approximately 7:00 AM on Sunday, November 15, 2009.



This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 7:00 AM on Sunday, November 15, 2009.



This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 7:00 AM on Sunday, November 15, 2009.



This view was taken facing north at approximately 7:00 AM on Sunday, November 15, 2009.



The statue is sitting on a bench underneath the tent. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 7:00 AM on Sunday, November 15, 2009.



A plaque will be placed on this stone. This view was taken facing west at approximately 7:00 AM on Sunday, November 15, 2009.



Looking back towards Parking Lot #1. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 7:00 AM on Sunday, November 15, 2009.



This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 7:00 AM on Sunday, November 15, 2009.



This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 7:00 AM on Sunday, November 15, 2009.



This view was taken facing south at approximately 7:00 AM on Sunday, November 15, 2009.



This view was taken facing south at approximately 7:00 AM on Sunday, November 15, 2009.



If you go to the ceremony today, and they let you stand on the lawn…This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 7:00 AM on Sunday, November 15, 2009.



…be prepared that the sod isn’t securely in place yet, and if its rainy, and hundreds of people show up for the dedication, this could be interesting. This view was taken facing south at approximately 7:00 AM on Sunday, November 15, 2009.

See the following related posts:

Gettysburg Land of Lincoln Likenesses on October 10, 2009.
Work on Lincoln Statue Plaza Continues at Gettysburg NMP VC on October 31, 2009.


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