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"...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."

~President Abraham Lincoln
November 19, 1863
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 11 Jul 2011, 06:20
Perfect in mono for this memorial, Aussie. I love the setting of the woods in the background.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 11 Jul 2011, 07:34
A sober statue for an important place. Until there was a TV series about it I must admit I had no idea the American civil war was as bloody as it was
Great mono, most appropriate for the subject
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 11 Jul 2011, 11:32
Great one. And I shall always wonder about the 11 missing.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 11 Jul 2011, 11:45
Well composed Aussie
  • Les Auld
  • Somewhere in Cambridge
  • 11 Jul 2011, 16:26
Nicely presented Aussi, As an aspiring student at school I gave a presentation on the battle and it inspired me to study the war and it's background in great detail. Good to be reminded of those days past.
A fine statue to remember this battle Aussie.
One of the best American programs I have seen was a series on the civil war, much of it the writings of the ordinary soldiers.
This is a fantastic Gettysburg monument Aussie....and you have done it justice with your framing....petersmile
  • Scarlet
  • Netherlands
  • 12 Jul 2011, 23:05
wonderful tribute to such a brutal battle.

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