The Gettysburg Foundation will present the 10th annual Remembrance Illumination on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 5:30-9:30 p.m. in the Soldiers’ National Cemetery, Gettysburg, Pa. Sponsored by the Gettysburg Foundation, last year, the event drew about 4,000 visitors. Each year, more than 3,500 luminary candles are lit by Friends of Gettysburg volunteers – one candle on the grave of each Civil War soldier. The candle lighting and reading of soldiers’ names is a commemoration of the sacrifices made on this and other battlefields, according to Cindy Small, spokesperson. The event is free and open to the public. Visitors are asked to keep flash photography to a minimum out of respect for the nature of the ceremony. In the event of torrential rain or high winds, the event will be canceled. Cancellation announcements will be posted on the home page of the website www.gettysburgfoundation.org. Visitors will be able to enter the National Cemetery via both of its entrances – Baltimore Street and Taneytown Road. Parking is available in the Soldiers’ National Cemetery parking lot on Taneytown Road and in the adjacent parking lot accessible from Steinwehr Avenue and Taneytown Road. The Remembrance Illumination is just one of several upcoming special events held at Gettysburg National Military Park over Dedication Day and Remembrance Day weekend: On Friday, Nov. 16: “An Evening with the Painting,” will be held at 4:30 p.m. and again at 6:15 p.m.; Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center. National Cyclorama expert Sue Boardman presents the history of the Battle of Gettysburg Cyclorama painting. Visitors will have an opportunity to spend time viewing the painting in the gallery. Tickets are available online at www.gettysburgfoundation.org or by calling 877-874-2478. On Dedication Day — Monday, Nov. 19, the 149th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address will be held at the Soldiers’ National Cemetery. This annual observation of President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address begins with a wreath-laying ceremony in the cemetery at 9:30 a.m. at the Soldiers’ National Monument (a short distance from the brick Rostrum), followed by the Dedication Day Ceremony at 10:00a.m.at the Rostrum. Steven Spielberg, producer and director of the upcoming movie, Lincoln, is the keynote speaker. The program also includes Jim Getty portraying Abraham Lincoln giving the Gettysburg Address and a naturalization ceremony of 16 citizen candidates by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. For more information about the Remembrance Illumination or for ticket to the Evening with the Painting, visit www.gettysburgfoundation.org or call 877-874-2478. The Gettysburg Foundation is a private, non-profit educational organization working in partnership with the National Park Service to enhance preservation and understanding of the heritage and lasting significance of Gettysburg. The Foundation raised funds for and now operates the Museum and Visitor Center at Gettysburg National Military Park, which opened in April 2008. In addition to operating the Museum and Visitor Center, the Foundation has a broad preservation mission that includes land, monument and artifact preservation and battlefield rehabilitation — all in support of the National Park Service’s goals at Gettysburg. For information about the Foundation, about visiting Gettysburg, or how to become a part of the history of Gettysburg through financial contributions, visit www.gettysburgfoundation.org or call 877-874-2478 or the administrative offices at 717-338-1243.