Bourne in Barnstable County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
Address by President Lincoln
At the Dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery
November 19, 1863
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
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln, and the National Cemeteries series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is November 19, 1863.
Location. 41° 40.394′ N, 70° 34.994′ W. Marker is in Bourne, Massachusetts, in Barnstable County. Marker can be reached from Connery Avenue, 0.8 miles east of Massachusetts Route 28. Marker is located at the Massachusetts National Cemetery Visitor Center, near the main entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Connery Avenue, Buzzards Bay MA 02532, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Ultimate Sacrifice (a few steps from this marker); Memorial Walkway (within shouting distance of this marker); Global War on Terrorism (within shouting distance of this marker); American Legion Auxiliary Ladies (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); AMVETS Department of Massachusetts101st Infantry Regiment (about 300 feet away); AMVETS Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away); Marine Corps Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bourne.
Also see . . . Massachusetts National Cemetery. The Massachusetts National Cemetery was dedicated on October 11, 1980 and became the third new national cemetery to open in nearly 30 years. Massachusetts National Cemetery is located in Barnstable County on Cape Cod, approximately 65 miles southeast of Boston and adjacent to the Otis Air Force Base. (Submitted on July 10, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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