Remembrance Day is an annual Gettysburg Battlefield event for the anniversary of the 1863 Consecration of the National Cemetery at Gettysburg during which President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address. Intially commemorating the Grand Army of the Republic, the event is held on a weekend (e.g., Saturday November 16, 1957), and the Consecration anniversary was resolved “Dedication Day” by the U.S. Congress in 1949. A costume ball held the Friday evening before Remembrance Day, a “Remembrance Illumination” of Gettysburg National Cemetery graves (instead of on Memorial Day), a fundraiser at the Gettysburg Cyclorama, a Citizenship Ceremony, and other events promote tourism to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Dedication Day, which commemorates Lincoln’s reading of the Gettysburg Address, is always held on November 19. That date usually falls on a weekday, but this year it fell on the same day as the Remembrance Day parade. For this reason, many people believed the activities in the Cemetery that morning to be part of the Remembrance Day event, which was not the case. Dedication Day is a totally separate event sponsored by the National Park Service and Gettysburg College