The Gettysburg Address and Thanksgiving?
How on earth do those two things go together? The Gettysburg Address and Thanksgiving? On this day in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered his famous Gettysburg Address at the dedication of the Gettysburg Cemetery in Pennsylvania. His Address is noted as one of the most memorable speeches in our country’s history. It was only 272 words long, and President Lincoln wasn’t even the keynote speaker at the dedication. Edward Everett, a popular orator in those days, spoke for two hours. President Lincoln was asked to share “a few appropriate remarks” at the end of Everett’s speech.
Does that bring up memories of the fifth grade, when you may have been assigned to memorize his address? Those memories were brought back to me. We are very blessed to live in a great country and enjoy the freedoms that we do. And that is how Thanksgiving ties in! Around this time of year, we tend to focus on things we are grateful for in life. Some things I’m grateful for are family, food, and football. I’m also grateful for freedom. That may be one thing that some of us take for granted living in this country. The freedoms we enjoy are things we need to notice and be grateful for. I’m grateful for those who leave their families and fight for our freedoms. With Thanksgiving only a week away, let us think about the things we are grateful for.
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