Los Angeles in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Address by President Lincoln
At the Dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery
— November 19, 1863 —
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
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the National Cemeteries series list.
Location. 34° 3.72′ N, 118° 27.245′ W. Marker is in Los Angeles, California, in Los Angeles County. Memorial can be reached from South Sepulveda Boulevard 0.3 miles north of Wilshire Boulevard, on the right when traveling north. Marker is mounted on the podium at the outdoor stage, near the mausoleum and flagpole in the Los Angeles National Cemetery (Veterans Cemetery, Westwood). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 950 S Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90049, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dickson Plaza and Dickson Court (approx. one mile away); Tongva Springs (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Beverly Hills Hotel (approx. 2.7 miles away); Virginia Robinson Gardens (approx. 2.7 miles away); Will Rogers Memorial ParkArnold Palmer (approx. 2.7 miles away); Morton Bay Fig (approx. 3 miles away); Beverly Hills Main Post Office (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Los Angeles.
Also see . . .
1. Gettysburg Address. Wikipedia (Submitted on February 12, 2018.)
2. About This Marker. Designed in 1909, this marker is in nearly every National Cemetery across the country. (Submitted on February 20, 2018.)
3. Library of Congress. Two original copies. (Submitted on March 6, 2018.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 12, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 203 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 12, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.