Muncie in Delaware County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Lincolnís 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. 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
November 19, 1863
Location. 40° 11.249′ N, 85° 24.192′ W. Marker is in Muncie, Indiana, in Delaware County. Memorial can be reached from Kilgore Avenue (Indiana Route 32) south of West 1st Street, on the left when traveling south. The marker is in Beech Grove Cemetery, in the center of the GAR Section. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1400 West Kilgore Avenue, Muncie IN 47305, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. In Remembrance (a few steps from this marker); V.F.W. Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); World War I Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Muncie American Legion Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Muncie American Legion Veterans Memorial (approx. ľ mile away); Delaware County Veterans Memorial (approx. one mile away); This Boulder Marks the Traditional Site of Wah-Pe-Kah-Me-Kunk W.A. McNaughton Building (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Muncie.
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