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.

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.


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.


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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