Happy 200th Birthday, Mr. Lincoln (Text of Gettysburg Address)

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    He sacrificed his life for the people of America and preserved our unity. What more can we ask of our leaders? Thank you, Mr. Lincoln.

    The Gettysburg Address, considered one of the most significant speches in American history:

    "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 battle-field 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 us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

    The Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.

    Jim_Auchinleck, mlangsam2004, nwguy28, and 4 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. ~Sir Duke~ 74 months ago | reply

      Everett: "I should be glad, if I could flatter myself that I came as near to the
      central idea of the occasion, in two hours, as you did in two minutes."

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    2. GlennCantor (theskepticaloptimist) 74 months ago | reply

      I read an excellent book about the Gettysburg Address recently--Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words That Remade America, by Garry Wills. I recommend it.

    3. RizSubhan 74 months ago | reply

      Nice Pict..

    4. the time is over [deleted] 74 months ago | reply

      Wonderful picture - صورة رائعة
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    5. The Saw B-alsharaf.com ● G.W.L.K © OWNER [deleted] 74 months ago | reply

      Wonderful picture - صورة رائعة
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    6. Haya Al-Omran [deleted] 74 months ago | reply

      Wonderful picture - صورة رائعة
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    7. norvegia2005sara 74 months ago | reply

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    8. Jim_Auchinleck 74 months ago | reply

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    9. flipkeat 74 months ago | reply

      great shot!! I've stood there lol
      SEEN IN JUST ONE LOOK !!!

      Just One Look!

    10. John H Bowman 74 months ago | reply

      Nice capture and sentiment!

      This is the great work of an

      Eastern USA Photobug

    11. Metropol 21 74 months ago | reply

      Over excellent! Good shot and great to see a little of history.

      There are photos with good reasons!

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