A limited number of tickets for the July 21 Manassas 150th Commemorative Ceremony will be made available through a lottery.
The morning ceremony near the Manassas National Battlefield Park visitor center on Henry Hill will feature a keynote address by Dr. Ed Ayers and music by the U.S. Marine Corps Band. Only those with tickets will have access to the Henry Hill area of the battlefield during the event. The area is expected to re-open to visitors at noon.
Four thousand tickets to the special ceremony will be distributed through an online lottery. Applications will be accepted from 10 am April 27 through 10 pm May 4. Winners will be notified by email on May 9.
For more information on the event and the ticket lottery: www.virginiacivilwar.org/manassas.php
As of now, I have no plans to attend – but it sounds like fun.