Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

© Photographed August 14, 2015
Presented 1934 by the Department of Wisconsin
Woman's Relief Corps Auxilliary to the Grand Army of the Republic
Appleton, Outagamie County, Wisconsin
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.

A. Lincoln (1809-1865)
The Gettysburg Address memorial is located adjacent to the parking lot at Pierce Park, Appleton, Wisconsin 54914.

NOTE: The entrance to Pierce Park is located at the intersection of South Pierce Avenue and West Prospect Avenue.

The National Woman's Relief Corps, Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic, Inc., is a patriotic organization whose express purpose is to perpetuate the memory of the Grand Army of the Republic, as we are their auxiliary organized at their request on July 25 and 26, 1883 in Denver, Colorado, and incorporated by Public Act of the 87th Congress on September 7, 1962 [Public Law 87-650].

The National Woman's Relief Corps, Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic, Inc.

Wisconsin Veterans Museum: Wisconsin Grand Army of the Republic

Wikipedia: Grand Army of the Republic

These are also at this location:

visible in the distance, to the right.

The memorial is behind the

The memorial is located at Pierce Park in Appleton, Wisconsin.

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