|Why remember President Lincoln's birthday?|
Well, there are certainly many reasons to think back on the life of a man who was, and still is one of the greatest presidents in America history; Saturday, February 12th takes us back over 200 years to his birth in 1809. It also takes us back 148 years ago to that most memorable speech ever given by any president of our country. Many articles, comments and books have been written on things he did and said. Let's listen, again, to some of those words from "The Gettysburg Address"
"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…"
Here we are, in the year 2011, looking back many generations and listening in a speech that took only about two minutes to deliver, but would never be forgotten. The only thing he said in that speech that was wrong, was his humble suggestion that: "The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here…"That two minutes contained the greatest public, political speech ever delivered in America.
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Leonard Gray is a retired foreign missionary. If you would like to talk to him about this or any other religion related subject, you may call him at (318) 299-7610.