Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Gettysburg 6/28 - 7/7/1863

Lincoln's Gettysburg Address reads as a free-form poem:

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. . . .

From these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which
they gave the last measure of devotion--that we here highly resolve that these dead shall
not have died in vain--

that the 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.

19 November 1863

Go to http://www.flickr.com/photos/greensblueandgray/sets/72157633463368388/  for images of Gettysburg.