Gettysburg Reminder, November 19

I found this tonight, in the day’s final hour, thinking it a good time for a reminder after the general election of 2012, to post the Gettysburg Address. Then, I saw the date it was delivered by President Lincoln, this day, seven score and nine years ago. I found this tonight, in the day’s final hour.

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Originally posted as “Gettysburg Reminder, Memorial Day 2012,” May 28, 11:33 pm CT, updated with the president’s own scripting of his speech.

 

All of America is “this ground.”

Are we “here dedicated to the great task remaining before us?”

Only known photograph of President Lincoln giving his Gettysburg address on November 19. 1863

 

“…that government of the People, by the People, for the People

shall not perish from the earth.”


Video, “The Gettysburg Address – Abraham Lincoln 1863

 http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=true&doc=36#

http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=true&doc=36# b

 

click to enlarge

 

It’s not “the economy, stupid.”


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Comments

  1. Arlen Williams says:

    It would be a shame if the slur campaign against Abraham Lincoln, which seems to have had a resurgence lately, would prevent those fancying themselves as patriots from heeding these words.

  2. hmmm, I wonder what Abraham would write on the impending c.w.- part 2?

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