Gettysburg Address - Boonville Veterans Memorial - Boonville, MO
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Quick Description: Not all the address, but a quote from it. This memorial built on 2004, and the center piece, with eagle & quote, was added in 2009.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 9/5/2021 6:37:30 AM
Waymark Code: WM14X56
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:

County of statue: Cooper County
Location of statue: High St. & Main St., at Veterans Memorial, Boonville
Artist: Sabra Tull Meyer
Dedicated: November 11, 2009


" ... that we here highly resolve these
dead shall not have died in vain; that
the nation, 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."
Abraham Lincoln
November 19, 1863
Gettyberg, Pennsylvania

[ED Note: the misspelling of the name "Gettysburg" is what is on the stone.

Full Speech:
"Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth upon 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.

—Abraham Lincoln

413 High St., Boonsville, MO 65233

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