PRESIDENT OBAMA'S HAND WRITTEN GETTYS BURG ADDRESS IN CONTRIBUTION TO ABRAHAM LINCOLN

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(PRESIDENT OBAMA'S HAND WRITTEN GETTYSBURG ADDRESS OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN 150TH ANNIVERSARY) IN THE EVENING WHEN MICHELLE AND THE GIRLS HAVE GONE TO BED, I SOME TIMES WALK DOWN THE HALL TO A ROOM THAT ABRAHM LINCOLN USED AS HIS OFFICE IT CONTAINS AN ORIGINAL COPY OF THE GETTYS BURG ADDRESS WRITTEN IN LINCOLNS ON HAND . I LINGER ON THESE FEW WORDS THAT HAVE HELPED TO DEFINE OUR OWN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE:" ANEW VARIAM, CONCIEVED IN LIBERTY, AND DEDICATED TO THE PROPOSITION THAT ALL MEN ALL CREATED EQUAL." THROUGH THE LIVES OF WEARINESS ELUDED IN HIS FACE, WE KNOW LINCOLN GRASPED, PERHAPS MORE THEN ANYONE, THE BURDENS REQUIRED TO GIVE THESES WORDS MEANING. HE KNEW THAT EVEN A SELF EVIDENT TRUTH WAS NOT SELF EXECUTIVE; THAT BLOOD DRAWN FROM THE LASH WAS AS AFRONT TO OUR IDEALS; THAT BLOOD DRAWN BY THE SWORD WAS IN PAINFUL SERVICE TO THOSE SAME IDEALS.HE UNDER STOOD AS WELL THAT OUR HUMBLE EFFORT, OUR INDIVIUAL AMBITTIONS ARE ULTIMATELY NOT WHAT MATTERS; RATHER. ITIS THROUGH THE ACCUMALATED TOIL AND SACRIFICE OF ORDINARY MEN AND WOMAN- THOSE LIKE THE SOLDIERS WHO CONSECRATED THAT BATTLE FIELD THAT THIS COUNTRY IS BUILT, AND FREEDOM PRESERVED. THIS QUINT ESSENTIALLY SELF MADE MAN, FIERCE IN HIS BELIEFS IN HONEST WORK AND THE THRIVING SPIRIT AT THE HEART OF AMERICA, BELIEVED TRUE IN FALLS TO EACH GENERATION, COLLECTIVELY TO SHARE IN THIER TOIL AN SACRAFICE THROUGH COLD WAR AND WORLD WAR THROUGH UNDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION AND TECHNOLOGICAL TRANSFORMATIONS THROUGH MOVEMENTS FOR CIVIL RIGHTS AND WOMAN RIGHTS, AND WORKERS RIGHT AND GAY RIGHT, WE HAVE ALL TRUES SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC CHANGE HAVE SHAPED OUR UNION. BUT LINCOLN'S WORDS GIVE US CONFIDENCE THAT WHAT EVER TRIALS AWAITS US, THIS NATION AND THE FREEDOM WE CHERISH CAN, AND SHALL, PREVAIL.

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