By: Mariana Veloso, Hanover Evening Sun

Longtime reenactor Dustin Heisey, of Manheim, Lancaster County, has volunteered to plan the Gettysburg Civil War Reenactment for 2020.

Heisey, who said he has been reenacting since he was 14, wants to keep the tradition of honoring the soldiers alive.

“My primary focus is lets bring honor back into our hobby and, we’re portraying these men who sacrificed so much for their country, I want them to be remembered and I think it should be done every year,” Heisey said.

On Sept. 3, the Gettysburg Anniversary Committee announced on their Facebook page that they do not “anticipate organizing or hosting a 157th Anniversary Reenactment” citing a declining interest from the public and reenactors.

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