Friday, November 19, 2010

Gettysburg Address - 19 November, 1863

One hundred forty seven years ago today, then President Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) addressed a nation * ravaged by Civil War. At least 620,000 Americans died in that Battle, exceeding any of the nations other wars from the Revolution (25,700), WWI (406,000), WWII (321,000) Korea (36,000) and Vietnam (58,200). As 19th President of the United States, Lincoln successfully lead the country through its first internal crisis, ended slavery and preserved the Union. He is consistently ranked by scholars as one of the greatest Presidents of the United States of America. May Lincoln's legacy live on in our hearts and actions.
* This rendition of the Gettysburg Address was created in September 2010 by Adam Gault and Stephanie Augustine, to celebrate Government of the people, by the people, and for the people.

1 comment:

Christine E-E said...

beautiful historical reminder....

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