Friday, November 19, 2010
Noble Lincoln - Postcard Friendship Friday #38
The Gettysburg Address was given in Pennsylvania at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery on Thursday, November 19, 1863, by one of America's most beloved Presidents, Abraham Lincoln.
The United States was still in the grip of a terrible civil war when President Lincoln spoke those famous words. His carefully crafted address came to be regarded as one of the greatest speeches in American history. In just over two minutes, Lincoln invoked the principles of human equality found in the Declaration of Independence and redefined the Civil War as a struggle not merely for the Union, but as "a new birth of freedom which would bring true equality to all of its citizens." The fight for freedom for all peoples continues here to this very day.
I have a special place in my heart for this wise man. Not only was he one of the greatest men who ever lived, He is a distant relative of mine.
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