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Gettysburg Address, speech delivered by Abraham Lincoln on Nov. 19, 1863, at the dedication of the National Cemetery on the Civil War battlefield of Gettysburg, Pa.
It is one of the most famous and most quoted of modern speeches. The final version of the address prepared by Lincoln, differing in detail from the spoken address, reads:
"Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate—we can not consecrate—we can not hallow—this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. 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—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."
More at: http://americancivilwar.com/north/lincoln.html
All created equal:
Video from November, 19th. 2008, with President-Elect Obama.
Jay and I sorted out all the lumber that we had taken out of the cargo trailer, and stored in "Pugsy", the vintage motor home. It was different thicknesses and sizes, and we could re-use a lot of it, once we had it sorted out.
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Cargo Trailer Before:
It was full of partitions,
and shelves (and junk)
When we had it empty, but we had to store all that somewhere.
So poor old roomy 1968 Venture 19' fiberglass Class A, Pugsy, came to the rescue, again.
These are the first pictures that have been taken of the inside of Pugsy, in all the years that I have owned it.
Maybe it will not be used for storage one day.
Then we worked on the wheel wells for the cargo trailer.
We covered them with 3/4" insulation board, and then with wood. These wheel wells will be under the dinette later, so the tops needed to be sturdy, because who knows what will be stored in there.
It was still sweater weather when we started working, (50 deg.) and the wind gusts were 13-16 MPH, so we had to keep the plywood, paneling and insulation weighted down on the work table.
Great for Alaska, but this is Texas, it didn't get over 63.2 deg. F. today.