Abraham Lincoln - Springfield National Cemetery - Springfield, Missouri
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 37° 10.451 W 093° 15.837
15S E 476568 N 4114227
Quick Description: Plaque with Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address located in the Springfield National Cemetery in Springfield, Missouri.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 10/30/2011 7:49:47 PM
Waymark Code: WMCZPK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
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Long Description:

The Springfield National Cemetery was established in 1867 with many of the early internments were bodies moved from various Civil War battlefield burial sites in the area. The plaque is located near the the entrance to the cemetery. The plaque is inscribed:

 Address By President Lincoln
At The Dedication Of
The Gettysburg National Cemetery
November 19, 1863.

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 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.
Springfield National Cemetery 1702 East Seminole Street Springfield, Missouri

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