Gettysburg Evokes Powerful Memories

Today marks the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. I thought it would be fitting to take time to revisit some of the images from the battlefield and reflect on this important day in history.

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This is the monument at Gettysburg National Military Park that commemorates Lincoln’s brief, but powerful speech. The spot where he delivered The Gettysburg Address is some distance away. When I was standing here in 2004, I remember it being a beautiful and solemn September day.

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Near the monument is a field of headstones of those lost during the battle in July 1863. The headstones are numbered and laid out in row after row after row.

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Alongside the roadway leading through this part of the park is a series of small markers. Each contains several lines of a poem memorializing the soldiers who fought and died at Gettysburg.

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