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November 19, 2006

Gettysburg Address Anniversary

...that from these honored 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 this nation 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.
—Abraham Lincoln November 19, 1863

Source: University of Oklahoma Law Center's U.S. Historical Documents Collection
Read Lincoln's Gettysburg Address on this blog, Consider This.
See also my Nov. 19, 2005 entry on this blog Path of American Destiny.
This 2006 entry is dedicated to a former colleague, Krista Price, at Heald College, Portland, Oregon campus. Krista always wanted me to memorize Lincoln's speech, but sadly, I've not yet accomplished her envisioned achievement. I promise, Krista, someday soon I will do so, and perhaps we will meet again.

Posted by niganit at November 19, 2006 7:51 PM
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