Friday, November 15, 2013

The Other Gettysburg Addresses

Following Lincoln’s example lies in action, not words
By Andrew Small
GIF by Andrew Small

Seven score and ten years ago, Abraham Lincoln delivered a Gettysburg Address he thought the world would little note nor long remember.

The President's prediction could not have been more inaccurate; his 272-word speech reverberates through American political rhetoric endlessly as his stature casts the most difficult shadow in which any speaker can tread.

While nearly every president has visited Gettysburg, only a handful of Presidents have spoken at the hallowed ground.