Author Archives: Luis Rafael Corchado

150 years ago

Abraham Lincoln, 150 years ago. Was he old and confused? He also stood against paper money.

 

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.

After a two hours speech given by Edward Everett, an American politician, pastor, educator, diplomat, and orator from Massachusetts at the Gettysburg dedication November 19, 1863, 150 years ago, these are the word most remembered by many, given by President Abraham Lincoln, at the same event.