Saturday, November 19, 2011

The Gettysburg Address

On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln gave his Gettysburg Address. Most people are quite familiar with the words with which he begin his famous speech. However the closing words are as moving, and as fitting, today as they were 148 years ago.
... 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.

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