Gettysburg Address

November, marked 163rd anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. Three months after the bloody battle that killed 51,000 Americans. In this address, President Abraham Lincoln mourned the deaths of Union soldiers who defended Gettysburg from the south. The south, marched to invade their northern brothers. After three days of fighting, the union, drove off the confederates back to Virginia. In his speech, Lincoln made a point that “all men were created equal.” That all men have the same unalienable rights no matter the color of their skin or their personal beliefs.

Today, we’re in need of a new address. Over the last three weeks, we have been in our own little “Civil War." A war that has brought hate to all parts of this great nation. A nation that is governed of the people, by the people, and for the people. One of our greatest leaders told us:

“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”

We cannot forget the sacrifice that these men made. The sacrifice that “all men are created equal." So it’s time, to come together again, to stand up for what these fallen soldiers died for. We, as a nation, are better than what we are doing right now. Instead of fighting our neighbor, we should be respecting them, because we’re all Americans. Americans that over time, consistently fought for the belief that was stated in the Declaration of Independence.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Tonight I pray, that this country will come together and realize that we are one nation. One nation which has trail blazed for liberty and justice for all.

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