In November 1863, just outside Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, President Abraham Lincoln gave a short speech at the dedication of a cemetery for soldiers killed at the Battle of Gettysburg. What did Lincoln say and why is the Gettysburg address still relevant to the modern United States and the issues it faces? In this fully illustrated talk David looks at the battle, its significance in the American Civil War, and the commemorative event that led to those “few appropriate remarks”.
- Duration: 45 mins
- Online Zoom Event: An event held in person
- Join as an individual or book for private groups up to 45
Meet The Speaker, David
David Skillen is an engaging and animated professional speaker on a variety of historical subjects. During his 35 years in the Civil Service he ran training programmes on public speaking and spoke to audiences from 5 to 500 people. Since retiring five years ago David has travelled extensively across the UK giving fully illustrated talks to a variety of groups such as, Probus, WI, National Trust, Local History Groups and U3A.
Preparing for the Event
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We also recommend that pets are either calmly sitting on your lap or in another room, and any refreshments you may require are within your reach!