Tony Brandstetter en Insta Bee, History Street Photography Challange 19/11/2016 · 1 min de lectura · +700

On this date in history - The Gettysburg Address

The Gettysburg Address is a speech by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, one of the best-known in American history. It was delivered by Lincoln during the American Civil War, on the afternoon of Thursday, November 19, 1863, at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, four and a half months after the Union armies defeated those of the Confederacy at the Battle of Gettysburg

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, 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. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—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.

On this date in history - The Gettysburg AddressPHOTOGRAPH BY TONY BRANDSTETTER 

CityVP 🐝 Manjit 19/11/2016 · #4

#1 All great nations and cultures tend to honour their nations sacrifice and historical moments, which in turn honours their future. It also represents one of the great speeches of history, so the Gettysburg Address inspires even more at the global level, as it should do at the national level of the United States of America - to ensure that which is called United remains United.

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Pascal Derrien 19/11/2016 · #3

such a powerful address, Gettysburg has been a defining moment not just for the US as its impact has gone beyond the boundaries and borders of the US.

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Joel Anderson 19/11/2016 · #2

Thank you @Tony Brandstetter In 272 words and just a few short minutes- with an enduring challenge to us all be dedicated here to the unfinished work--we take increased devotion to the cause...

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Pamela 🐝 Williams 19/11/2016 · #1

The photograph is fabulous Tony, great work on bringing the sense of history to the image. Especially during this time in history these words strike me as ironic: "The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here."
He was wrong;
Every child is taught the Gettysburg address, I myself can recite the majority of the speech..But apparently we have forgotten what the men and women of that horrific war died for; That all men and women are created equal. We honor their graves, we have made the ground sacred, but we have forgotten why they lay there, and in doing so dishonor their sacrifice, the sacrifice of all those who fought for freedom. It's a mockery of the American ideal.

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