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



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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