President Barack Obama has been invited to participate in the 150th anniversary of The Gettysburg Address.
President Barack Obama has been invited to participate in the 150th anniversary of The Gettysburg Address. (AP File Photo/Charles Dharapak)

GETTYSBURG - Gov. Tom Corbett plans to attend next month's ceremony marking the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln's Gettysburg address, but there's still no word on whether President Barack Obama will participate.

Corbett's office confirmed Thursday that he'll attend the Nov. 19 sesquicentennial of Lincoln's speech at Gettysburg National Military Park.

That's also the day that marks the dedication of the national cemetery where more than 3,500 Union soldiers killed in the Battle of Gettysburg are buried.

Park officials say the president has been invited to the event, which will include a speech by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian James McPherson and a reading of the Gettysburg address by a Lincoln portrayer.