Gettysburg Pennsylvania, President Lincoln, France discussed on The John McCulloch Show

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On memorial day businesses had closed flags have flown at halfmast and people have decorated grades in loving memory of their great sacrifice did you know that since the revolutionary war was fought in seventeen seventy six since then over forty million brave americans have fought in wards all around the world with over two and a half million casualties wow so much given by so many and so many never came home and just what are we to do on this memorial day what is our task it was november the nineteenth eighteen sixty three in the middle of our horrible civil war it was there in that small town of gettysburg pennsylvania that president abraham lincoln and speech that day to commemorate that gettysburg cemetery president lincoln told us what we must do as he stood there looking over that cemetery containing tens of thousands of graves men who had died there in that battle of gettysburg lincoln said this we cannot consecrate this ground the brave men living and dead who struggled here have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract its world will little note nor long remember what we say here but it can never forget what they did here it is for us rather the living to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have dust so far 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 their last full measure of devotion you see it wasn't what president lincoln said that day bid made his speech so powerful it was what the brave soldiers had done they had given their last full measure of devotion to a nation they loved enough to die for and this is the great task we have before us today over one hundred and fifty years later to remember to honor to never forget those who have given their last full measure of devotion today we have the great privilege to hear the stories as told by the veterans themselves i the story of joe moser ri p thirty eight fighter pilot who was shot down in world war two while flying a mission over france he almost died in the crash but he lived only to be captured by the german army and taken to a.

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