Saturday, October 24, 2009

Something Abides


Gettysburg, 1889: "In great deeds something abides. On great fields something stays. Forms change and pass; bodies disappear; but spirits linger, to consecrate ground for the vision-place of souls. And reverent men and women from afar, and generations that know us not and that we know not of, heart-drawn to see where and by whom great things were suffered and done for them, shall come to this deathless field, to ponder and dream, and lo! The shadow of a mighty presence shall wrap them in its bosom, and the power of the vision pass into their souls."


General Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain
Former Colonel of the 20th Maine Infantry

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Blogger KathyA said...

What a powerful quote!

October 24, 2009 at 10:11 AM  
Blogger Linda said...

Funny, I used the same quote myself last week! It's just so perfect for Gettysburg!

LOVE that picture, too! Very, very nice!

October 24, 2009 at 9:43 PM  

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