The Gettysburg Address Gets A Fresh Read
During this week of Veterans Day celebrations, it is fitting to look back and honor those who’ve fought for our freedom. Perhaps no other speech so famously captures the emotion and sacrifice of battle than the Gettysburg Address. At learntheaddress.org, you’ll find a litany of takes on the famous address, from political leaders, to comedians, to ordinary people. It is surprising how different deliveries of the address shed light on the intent and true meaning of the original text delivered by President Lincoln 150 years ago. And how powerful those words are a century and a half after they were first delivered.