Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Words for Wednesday....

On November 19, 1863, Abraham Lincoln delivered a speech that is known as the Gettysburg Address.  Following are some excerpts from that speech....

    "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."

    "....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."

What inspiration!!


  1. What an inspiration is right!!!!! I hope you have a great day.

  2. I often wonder what he might have accomplished if his life had not been cut short by an assassin's hatred, much like Martin Luther King's, John Kennedy's, and his brother Robert's. When people allow their emotions to overtake their common sense, it's a recipe for trouble, and we have seen far too much of that in our lifetime, Sister! My hope is that each American will be calm and as logical as possible, giving as much thought to his/her actions as Mr. Lincoln gave to his words. Thank you for sharing this inspiration with us today. Love you!

  3. Where are all the Abe Lincolns of the world? Nellie, we sure good use some good honest people in our government. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

  4. Amen. He was an amazing man and a man that unified the country. Let's hope we see that in this day and age, too. xo Diana

  5. Few speeches can measure up to this one.



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  7. Well, I hope it won't perish from the earth, Nellie! It's been heading further away from the "of the people, etc." direction in past years. I have hope for this new, upcoming administration.
    I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! (in case you don't have time to post again this week) xoxo

  8. I meant to say that I had memorized this in fifth grade, but have forgotten some of it now.

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