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Gettysburg Address: A perspective of Lincoln’s words today by Hannah C. Dugan

On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered one of the best known speeches in American history, at the dedication of the Soldiers National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This essay is part of a series of opinion pieces. Each one is no longer than 272 words, the length of Gettysburg Address, and responds with a view of how Lincoln’s spoken ideas in Gettysburg are relevant to America in 2017. Great tasks remain before us in 2017, just as Lincoln charged in his 1863 Gettysburg Address. Re-emphasizing founding propositions: equality and liberty. Resisting distractions: resentment, political pettiness, and shiny objects...

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Gettysburg Address: A perspective of Lincoln’s words today by E. Michael McCann

On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered one of the best known speeches in American history, at the dedication of the Soldiers National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This essay is part of a series of opinion pieces. Each one is no longer than 272 words, the length of Gettysburg Address, and responds with a view of how Lincoln’s spoken ideas in Gettysburg are relevant to America in 2017. The barque of state is pitching in roiled seas. The Congress is in intransigent gridlock. Government officers institute few positive programs but undo past common good advances. The president has...

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Gettysburg Address: A perspective of Lincoln’s words today by Kathleen Dunn

On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered one of the best known speeches in American history, at the dedication of the Soldiers National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This essay is part of a series of opinion pieces. Each one is no longer than 272 words, the length of Gettysburg Address, and responds with a view of how Lincoln’s spoken ideas in Gettysburg are relevant to America in 2017. Our 90-year-old guide at Gettysburg National Military Park, whose Grandfather fought for the Union on the very fields we walked, asked if I wanted to stand where President Lincoln had...

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Gettysburg Address: A perspective of Lincoln’s words today by Art Heitzer

On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered one of the best known speeches in American history, at the dedication of the Soldiers National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This essay is part of a series of opinion pieces. Each one is no longer than 272 words, the length of Gettysburg Address, and responds with a view of how Lincoln’s spoken ideas in Gettysburg are relevant to America in 2017. Lincoln’s Gettysburg address in 1863 recognized the promise but not reality of our new nation’s pledge of “Liberty,” based on “the proposition that all men are created equal.” After a...

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Gettysburg Address: A perspective of Lincoln’s words today by Charles H. Barr

On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered one of the best known speeches in American history, at the dedication of the Soldiers National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This essay is part of a series of opinion pieces. Each one is no longer than 272 words, the length of Gettysburg Address, and responds with a view of how Lincoln’s spoken ideas in Gettysburg are relevant to America in 2017. Seven score and fourteen years after the Gettysburg Address, this nation fights the same war that raged then. The rules of engagement have changed. Today’s battlefields do not resemble those...

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Gettysburg Address: A perspective of Lincoln’s words today by Patricia Jursik

On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered one of the best known speeches in American history, at the dedication of the Soldiers National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This essay is part of a series of opinion pieces. Each one is no longer than 272 words, the length of Gettysburg Address, and responds with a view of how Lincoln’s spoken ideas in Gettysburg are relevant to America in 2017. One hundred fifty plus four score and seven years ago, Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg address which remains the most eloquent speech ever delivered on a battle field. Lincoln blessed...

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