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ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP17 Nov 2017 5:10 a.m. PST

The annual Remembrance Day Parade will be held in Gettysburg this Saturday starting around 1PM. Several thousand reenactors will march down Baltimore Street and then along Steinwehr Avenue to the park entrance. Bands and pomp!

I have to mention, however, that apparently there has been some sort of anonymous threat made against the parade. Security will be tighter and the route shorter than in past years.

But we will march!

JimDuncanUK17 Nov 2017 6:11 a.m. PST

I'm confused.

Remembrance Day is usually celebrated on or near the 11th.

Why the 18th?

Onomarchos Supporting Member of TMP17 Nov 2017 7:05 a.m. PST

Unlike the Commonwealth countries, in the United States we call November 11 Veterans Day. Remembrance day is to commemorate Lincoln's Gettysburg address which he gave at Gettysburg on November 19, 1863.

JimDuncanUK17 Nov 2017 7:20 a.m. PST

Thanks, knew it wasn't a date relevant to the battle itself.

pzivh43 Supporting Member of TMP17 Nov 2017 7:50 a.m. PST

Good luck, Scott. What I've heard is the same group that made a threat against the Cedar Creek battle reenactment (where a pipe bomb was discovered and disarmed) made a similar threat against Gettysburg and the battlefield.

ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP17 Nov 2017 8:36 a.m. PST

I haven't seen any hard evidence that there was any actual bomb at Cedar Creek, or anything linking this current incident to that one. Still, the whole situation is just silly.

wrgmr117 Nov 2017 9:54 a.m. PST

Thanks Scott, I had no idea this was an event. Best of luck and stay safe.

Personal logo John the Greater Supporting Member of TMP17 Nov 2017 10:10 a.m. PST

I'll be there, too. Look for the guy with a beard wearing a blue outfit.

By the way, I have seen no evidence there really was a pipe bomb at Cedar Creek.

14Bore17 Nov 2017 4:38 p.m. PST

It's going to be a bit chilly, good luck!

ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP17 Nov 2017 7:05 p.m. PST

Well, we are here. Have not been blown up yet. But there seem to be very few people on the streets compared to past years.

Personal logo capncarp Supporting Member of TMP17 Nov 2017 11:05 p.m. PST

I cannot see such threats disinclining reenactors from either side from attending. March proud, ScottWashburn.

ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP18 Nov 2017 12:14 p.m. PST

Well, we marched through Fortress Gettysburg today! Dump trucks blocked all the major streets, concrete barriers blocked side streets and driveways, polices, bomb sniffing dogs and snipers on the roof tops! No incidents. Oh, and it rained heavily and we all got soaked. What a great time! 😀

Personal logo John the Greater Supporting Member of TMP18 Nov 2017 1:44 p.m. PST

I am drying off even as I type this message. We the few, the proud….the cold, wet and crazy.

I love this hobby.

donlowry21 Nov 2017 10:55 a.m. PST

Anyone have pictures?

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