Skip to comments.On this day in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address.
Posted on 11/19/2016 11:59:01 AM PST by EveningStar
"The Gettysburg Address is a speech by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, one of the best-known in American history. It was delivered by Lincoln during the American Civil War, on the afternoon of Thursday, November 19, 1863, at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, four and a half months after the Union armies defeated those of the Confederacy at the Battle of Gettysburg..."
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate, we can not consecrate, we can not hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before usthat from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotionthat we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vainthat this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedomand that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
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And the final year we will have to hear Obama claim credit for it and make it all about himself.
Gettysburg should be on everyone’s bucket list. Yes, there’s a lot of tacky tourist trap-isms, but overall it’s a fantastic and educational experience, and definitely one of the finer National Park Service efforts.
I love Gettysburg. In fact, I love that whole area. Mr. Mercat and I went to Gettysburg for two days, one day in Harper’s Ferry area, an hour at Antietam (they closed).... very moving all. I want to go back to Gettysburg and take a tour but we did get a lot of info since there are a lot of people there who know tons and talk about it wherever you go. And we sort of followed a couple of the tours some. One of my favorite places was the little farm house that was General Meade’s headquarters. They actually used it in the movie. And Little Round Top was amazing.
Antietam is good also. Farther off the beaten path plus I am convinced it is haunted.
Barky had the good sense to skip it three years ago on the 150th anniv. Question, what will he do in 18 days on 7 December. The 75th anniv if the Day of Infamy?
I would imagine if the guy Bill O’Reilly has interviewing people on the street would ask, “Who was Abraham Lincoln?”, there would be more than one no knowing.
My apologies, you beat me to it!
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The proliferation of PP presentations by junior officers caused a bandwidth crisis in the military 10-15 years ago.
And we had John Wilkes Booth to thank us for today’s current mess.
True. In some of my comments on Facebook I said there had not been such a fuss after an election since 1860. That was probably too subtle.
No wonder he started it off with, “Fourrrrr Scourrrrrrrrrre...”
There are many places in the United States that leave me in awe and wonder, feeling the weight of their majesty and, in many cases, their history.
Among them, NONE are so moving for me as Gettysburg. Many years after my military service, I walked Gettysburg and felt the presence of all who fought there, died there. I was so very, very moved; to my very soul. Even writing this, I am humbled, nearly to tears.
And, THAT is the essence of this grand experiment, just as Lincoln so eloquently spoke, those many years ago.
We simply must NOT let this nation die at the hands of the liberal progressive claptrap that has brought us so perilously close to the precipice of disaster.
Hippocrit monster that claimed to be for the Union but was nothing more than a globalist- nothing but a tool for the industrialists.
Exactly. Did the research a few years back and arrived at that spot between two markers.
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