The Gettysburg Address

The Gettysburg Address

The Gettysburg Address

Forscore and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth upon 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 are met to dedicate a portion of it as the final resting place of those who have given their lives that that nation might live.

It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow, this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our power to add or to detract.

The world will very little note nor long remembeer 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 that they have thus far so nobly carried on. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us; that from these honered dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they here gave the last full measure of devotion; that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain; that the nation shall, under God, have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
- Abraham Lincoln


It is amazing how the Gettysburg Battlefield
has gone from not even being on the trust's
list of 25 most endangered battlefields to
the top of the list overnight, even though
our resort has been a subject of debate
and discussion for nearly a year.
- Quote by David LeVan



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