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Thousands gather to commemorate Gettysburg Address

| November 19, 2013 | 0 Comments
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GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) – He said at the time that his words wouldn’t be long remembered — but today, 150 years later, Abraham Lincoln’s historic words at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, are being remembered by politicians, historians and others.

They gathered today to mark the anniversary of Lincoln’s speech on the Civil War battlefield where thousands were killed or wounded.

Historian James McPherson said Lincoln had spoken at a time when it looked like the nation “might indeed perish from the earth.”

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was also among those assembled to recall the inspirational and famously short Gettysburg Address. Sixteen immigrants are new citizens after Scalia administered the oath of allegiance.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett says the oration sought to heal the nation’s wounds by defining what a nation should be.

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