A Thanksgiving Milestone

The following writ was spoken on the battlefield of Gettysburg by Abraham Lincoln on November 18, 1863 after a civil war battle that rocked the world for bloodshed and struggle. He wrote this proclamation which is known as The Gettysburg Address for all Americans in the hope of saving our nation from becoming divided. Our freedoms were fought for on our very land and we all would do well to remember what it took to get there. – The Castle Lady

lincoln-memorial_D.C.“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.

   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, and for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

As we approach Thanksgiving let us remember the sacrifice our men made for us all and give thanks for an undivided nation bonded in peace.

thanksgiving_tomturkeyThe Castle Lady

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