Monday, November 12, 2018, is the celebration of VETERANS DAY. If you know a military veteran or someone on active duty in America's Armed Forces, thank him or her for their gallant service to our nation.
VIETNAM WAR VETERANS DAY March 29th of each year is National Vietnam War Veterans Day. Congress passed the Vietnam War Veterans Act of 2017 to annually commemorate veterans who served during the Vietnam War for their service. President Trump quickly signed it into law. If you know someone who served in the American military during the Vietnam War, please thank him or her for their distinguished service to our noble nation.
WW I VETERAN CORPORAL LEONARD A. LORD
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SWANTON'S GETTYSBURG HISTORY
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 marked the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's noted Gettysburg Address which he wrote on a train and presented on the Gettysburg Battlefield located in southcentral Pennsylvania. It is one of the most famous and endearing speeches made by an American president. To read the speech & learn more about President Lincoln, click on the photo above. Shortly after Lincoln's assassination, Senator Charles Sumner, who was a very well educated man but in many ways a political opponent of President Lincoln, nevertheless stated that, "In all of literature and in all languages, the Gettysburg Address is the greatest speech that was ever written." April 15, 2015 marked the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln's assassination. Swanton is honored to be the final resting place of two Civil War veterans in its historic Church Street Cemetery. One of those veterans was killed at the Battle of Gettysburg, July 3, 1863.