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With the image of a thoughtful Union soldier towering over the proceedings this morning on Chelsea Parade, President Abraham Lincoln – portrayed by Howard Wright did more than read the Gettysburg Address on this 150th anniversary of the speech. He provided about 350 Norwich Free Academy students and their history and social studies teachers with the hows and wherefores of key words in the address that has become a required study of many high school classes.

Published: November 19, 2013

Abraham Lincoln re-enactor Howard Wright, left, and Norwich Free Academy Director of Student Affairs John Iovino listen as the NFA Chamber Singers perform the Battle Hymn of the Republic at an event to mark the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address Tuesday, November 19, 2013. Wright was introduced by Iovino and delivered prefacing remarks about Gettysburg and Lincoln's words before reciting the actual speech. NFA's Chamber Singers opened the event with the national anthem and closed it with the Battle Hymn of the Republic followed by the playing of Taps.

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