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Lincoln Put Low-Energy Trump to Shame by Delivering the Gettysburg Address While Suffering from SMALLPOX

Last week I wrote about Trump’s shameful decision to skip an event honoring American soldiers who died in the First World War.

His excuse was that a trip by helicopter was inadvisable due to rain in the forecast. 131 more words


Of The People, By The People, For The People

155 years ago today, on November 19th, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address in Pennsylvania, extolling the strength of union and country.

In 155 years, we have gone from “Four Score And Seven Years Ago” to “The Finns Told Me They Rake The Foliage”…

1863: "We Arrived At Gettysburg"

18 November 1863, Wednesday

We started from Washington to go to the Consecration of the Soldiers’ Cemetery at Gettysburg. On our train were the President Seward Usher & Blair: Nicolay & Myself: Mercier & Admiral Reynaud; Bertinatti & Capt. 1,084 more words

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Lincoln Consigns the Nation's Future at Gettysburg by Bill Urich

On this day in 1863, a Thursday afternoon, President Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, four and a half months after the Union’s watershed victory there. 281 more words


"The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here..." And Yet...We Do

Today in History, November 19, 1863:

“I should be glad, if I could flatter myself that I came as near to the central idea of the occasion in two hours, as you did in two minutes.” -Edward Everett, popular orator that spoke with President Lincoln at Gettysburg to commemorate those that died there during the pivotal Battle of Gettysburg earlier in the year. 301 more words

One Hundred Fifty-Five Years Ago

“Fourscore 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. 241 more words