Holzer is currently the Jonathan F. Fanton Director of Hunter College's Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute and has authored, co-authored and edited over 50 books and has written more than 560 articles and reviews for magazines and scholarly journals- including Smithsonian, Life Magazine and American Heritage. His latest book, Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion, won the Lincoln Prize in 2015.
Holzer also served for six years as a Chairman of The Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation and 10 years co-chairing for the U.S. Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission- appointed by President Clinton. He was also awarded the National Humanities Medal in 2008 by President Bush.
Dedication Day events will begin at 10 a.m. with a wreath-laying ceremony at the Soldiers' National Monument followed by the Dedication Day Program immediately after. This event is free and open to the general public.
This year, Dedication Day coincides with Remembrance Day weekend which is highlighted by the Remembrance Day Parade on the afternoon of Nov. 18, and a lumination ceremony in the cemetery that evening.