“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 their 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.”

Abraham Lincoln, The Gettysburg Address (November 19, 1863)

One Response to A New Birth of Freedom

  1. Wayne Mackeson says:

    … for every soldier wounded or killed on the field of battle in the service of our country, we must devote ourselves to the cause of freedom.

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