Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth upon 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 battle-field 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 can not dedicate—we can not consecrate—we can not 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.Abraham Linclon – Gettysburg Address
A few highlights for us:
- Free Self Guided Tour Available
- Multiple days worth of activities
- A great selection of places for families to eat (outside the park)
- Monuments are EVERYWHERE!
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As we entered the visitor center they let us know they asked if we have been in already today. After answering “no” they let us know we needed to have our bags checked.
I had to ask “If I was already in today would you need to check my bag?”
The security guard confidently answered, “No, just once a day.”
At this point, I started laughing and Stef let me know it was time to move and not push the issue…
I have to ask, does anyone else find this as pointless and I do?