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Shepherd to co-sponsor Antietam National Cemetery lecture series beginning August 26

ISSUED: 18 August 2017
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — The National Park Service, Shepherd University, and Eastern National, the battlefield cooperative association, are sponsoring a Saturday evening lecture series, titled “Remembering the Fallen—The Service and Sacrifice of the American Soldier,” commemorating the 150th anniversary of Antietam National Cemetery. The lectures, which begin August 26, will take place in Shepherd’s Erma Ora Byrd Hall at 7 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

Dr. Mary J.C. Hendrix, Shepherd president, and Dr. Susan Trail, superintendent of Antietam National Battlefield, will make opening remarks at the the first lecture. The series will lead up to anniversary events planned for Sunday, September 17, at the cemetery. The lectures include:

For more information, contact Jennifer Alarcon at the George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War at or 304-876-5429.

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