Thursday, February 10, 2011

The 15th Annual Lincoln Day Luncheon and Parade featuring NJ Gov. Chris Christie

The 15th Annual Lincoln Day Luncheon and Parade featuring Chris Christie, Governor of the State of New JerseyThe gun fire you heard at noon was the 21-gun salute by Civil War re-enactors on Broad Street in front of the Union League in honor of Abraham Lincoln's 202nd Birthday. Then the celebrants gathered inside the historic building for a cocktail reception, a reading of The Gettysburg Address by President Lincoln from the Broad Street portico followed by the Luncheon with Keynote Speaker and Recipient of the League’s Lincoln Award: Chris Christie, Governor of the State of New Jersey.Following the luncheon they paraded to Independence Hall with Civil War re-enactors, a fife and drum corps, and hundreds of League members and guests. Upon arriving at Independence Hall the celebration started to commemorate Lincoln’s visits to Philadelphia in 1861 and 1864 and ae speak they are returning to the League for more cocktails and celebration.

Lincoln's birthday is actually on Saturday, but as you know when it's your birthday it's a week long celebration.

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