Saturday, November 19, 2011

148th Anniversary of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

Check out this marvelous celebration and recitation of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, originally given 148 years ago today. 

"The Gettysburg Address recited by some of the best voiceover talent in the country: David McCullough, Ken Burns, Sam Waterston, Matthew Broderick, Stephen Lang and Medal of Honor recipient Paul W. Bucha. Musical score provided by Oscar-winning composer John Williams. Video was created in opposition to a proposed casino 1/2 mile from the Gettysburg National Military Park. All celebs, crew, editors, and musicians volunteered for No Casino Gettysburg. http://www.NoCasinoGettysburg.org"

And to think that this speech was originally thought a failure by many, and doubted perhaps by Lincoln himself. 


3 comments:

  1. Whew, the world has changed a lot over the last 148 years!

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  2. Welcome to the GeneaBloggers family. Hope you find the association fruitful; I sure do. I have found it most stimulating, especially some of the Daily Themes.

    May you keep sharing your ancestor stories!

    Dr. Bill ;-)
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    Author of "13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories" and family saga novels:
    "Back to the Homeplace" and "The Homeplace Revisited"
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  3. Kellie - welcome to the blogging community! Your genea history sounds a lot like mine. I've also been working on my family history about 25 years, and find myself having to "re do" much as I had no clue what constituted good research, analysis and sourcing. Anyway, hope you enjoy blogging (and I LOVE your blog title!)

    Lauren Rogers Mahieu
    www.genejourneys.com

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