Podcast 3: Gettysburg

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Aug 182013
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Hello Folks.  Today’s podcast marks another of our countries historical times, the dedication of the battlefield cemetary at Gettysburg, PA by President Lincoln in 1863.  The original address was delivered on November 19th of that year.  I think it is very important to remember many points in our history.  This one, 147 years ago speaks of our continual growth as a nation, and our pursuit of the ideals that were set forth by the Founding Fathers in the Revolutionary War, and sealed in the Constitution of the United States.  The Text of the Gettysburg address follows. [powerpress]

The Gettysburg Address

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. But, in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate—we cannot consecrate—we cannot 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.

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Justin is the young Coot with a Cantankerous Soul who continues to be educated by older, more cootish Ralph and Bob. His Cantankerosity is his own.

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  8 Responses to “Podcast 3: Gettysburg”

  1. This may be the first time I’ve heard good ol’ Abe. Past is important, always. Just makes me sad that so little of the world history is taught in our country (unless you elect history, and even then)… and precious little of our own.

    As for the joke, yes, I laughed. =)

  2. Dammit Justin…now you…and these podcasts…have gone and done it!

    Thanks to you I just wnt and downloaded Audacity…now if I can just figger out how to use it, like I ain’t got nuttin’ else to do…sheesh…

    • it gets into your head…I blame Nathan Hangen, and I told him so…audacity isn’t bad to use, I can’t wait to get mixcraft but that costs money…

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