Tuesday, May 19, 2009

See You Later,and Happy Memorial Day

This will be my last post until I get back from Gettysburg, I am working for the next few days and will be leaving on Saturday morning bright and early. You can be sure when I get back their will be lots to tell and photos to share. I hope that everyone has a wonderful Memorial Day. A big Parade is planned in Gettysburg On Monday and I am looking forward to it..
did you know

Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May (on May 25 in 2009). Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. men and women who died while in the military service. First enacted to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War (it is celebrated near the day of reunification after the civil war), it was expanded after World War I to include American casualties of any war or military action

Also while their I will be revisiting the place where Abraham Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address...so on that note I leave you with this..

See you soon..



(Photo taken by me Sept. 08)

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
November 19, 1863
On June 1, 1865, Senator Charles Sumner commented on what is now considered the most famous speech by President Abraham Lincoln. In his eulogy on the slain president, he called it a "monumental act." He said Lincoln was mistaken that "the world will little note, nor long remember what we say here." Rather, the Bostonian remarked, "The world noted at once what he said, and will never cease to remember it. The battle itself was less important than the 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.

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 battle-field 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.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Goat Creek Grandma said...

Have fun Patty! Can't wait to hear all about it when you get back.

Debbie

May 19, 2009 at 12:15 PM  
Blogger peppylady said...

Have a great trip. Will be here to read your post when you come back.

Coffee is on.

May 19, 2009 at 10:45 PM  
Blogger Jennifer Hudson Taylor said...

I have several of ancestors who fought at Gettysburg. I hope to visit there one day.

May 24, 2009 at 7:10 PM  

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