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Annville in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Address by President Lincoln

At the Dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery

 

— November 19, 1863 —

 
Address by President Lincoln Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 12, 2019
1. Address by President Lincoln Marker
Inscription.  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
Address by President Lincoln Marker<br>(<i>wide view showing adjacent National Cemetery plaques</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 12, 2019
2. Address by President Lincoln Marker
(wide view showing adjacent National Cemetery plaques)
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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, and the National Cemeteries marker series.
 
Location. 40° 25.193′ N, 76° 34.278′ W. Marker is in Annville, Pennsylvania, in Lebanon County. Memorial can be reached from Fisher Avenue (State Highway 934) half a mile north of Interstate 81, on the right when traveling north. Marker is mounted at eye-level on the wall near the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery Administration Office entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 47 Indiantown Gap Road, Annville PA 17003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Indiantown Gap Military Reservation (approx. 0.3 miles away); F-102 Jet Fighter (approx. ¾ mile away); Nike "Hercules" Missile (approx. ¾ mile away); Nike "Ajax" Missile (approx. 0.8 miles away); Fallen Warrior Memorial - 2nd BCT (approx. 0.8 miles away); 95th Infantry Division Memorial
Indiantown Gap National Cemetery Administration Building<br>(<i>marker visible near entrance</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 12, 2019
3. Indiantown Gap National Cemetery Administration Building
(marker visible near entrance)
(approx. 0.8 miles away); Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge (approx. 0.8 miles away); EC-130E "Commando Solo" (approx. 0.8 miles away).
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Civil
 
Indiantown Gap National Cemetery<br>1976 Dedication (<i>mounted beside marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 12, 2019
4. Indiantown Gap National Cemetery
1976 Dedication (mounted beside marker)
In our nation’s bicentennial year, this cemetery is dedicated to the memory of all the veterans who served in defense of freedom.
Fellow citizens across the country appropriately join in a special salute to the valiant individuals who passed on to us the challenge of preserving our cherished heritage and inspiration to persevere.
Gerald R. Ford
President of the United States
Richard L. Roudebush
Administrator of Veterans Affairs
John W. Mahan
Director, National Cemetery System
October 30, 1976
Indiantown Gap National Cemetery<br>1982 Dedication (<i>mounted beside marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 12, 2019
5. Indiantown Gap National Cemetery
1982 Dedication (mounted beside marker)
This cemetery is dedicated to the memory of all the patriotic men and women who answered their country’s call to service. Their inspiring contribution will help preserve in the hearts and lives of all Americans the spirit of patriotism, the love of country and the willingness to serve and sacrifice
for the common good.
Ronald Regan
President of the United States
Robert P. Nimmo
Administrator of Veterans Affairs
Paul T. Bannai
Chief Memorial Affairs Director
September 19, 1982
Indiantown Gap National Cemetery Entrance<br>(<i>turn in here to access marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 12, 2019
6. Indiantown Gap National Cemetery Entrance
(turn in here to access marker)
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 12, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 9, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 12, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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