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Mims in Brevard County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Address by President Lincoln

At the Dedication of The Gettysburg National Cemetery

 

— November 19, 1863 —

 
Gettysburg Address Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, November 8, 2019
1. Gettysburg Address 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
Gettysburg Address Marker<br>(<i>wide view from west side of administration building</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, November 8, 2019
2. Gettysburg Address Marker
(wide view from west side of administration building)
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 marker series.
 
Location. 28° 45.333′ N, 80° 52.097′ W. Marker is in Mims, Florida, in Brevard County. Memorial can be reached from U.S. 1 just north of Johns Road, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located in Cape Canaveral National Cemetery, near the west end of the cemetery administration building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5525 US Highway 1, Mims FL 32754, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Florida Honors and Remembers our POW’s and MIA’s (approx. 3.4 miles away); a different marker also named Florida Honors and Remembers our POW’s and MIA’s (approx. 4.8 miles away); Clifton Colored School (approx. 6 miles away); Greater St. James Missionary Baptist Church of Mims (approx. 6.6 miles away); Haulover Canal (approx. 7 miles away); Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Memorial Homesite
Solemn Sacrifice Monument<br>(<i>located at west end of administration building</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, November 8, 2019
3. Solemn Sacrifice Monument
(located at west end of administration building)
The solemn pride that must
be yours to have laid so
costly a sacrifice upon the
alter of freedom
Abraham Lincoln
(approx. 7.1 miles away); Oliver's Camp (approx. 8.1 miles away); LaGrange/Mims Community Cemetery (approx. 8.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mims.
 
Also see . . .  Cape Canaveral National Cemetery • Notable Persons. Edwin T. Cowan (1920-2009) was a legendary Tuskegee Airmen who served in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II. Flight Officer Cowan graduated from the pilot training program at Tuskegee in 1944. He flew B-25 Mitchell bombers for the 477th Bombardment Group. (Section 11, Site 225). (Submitted on November 9, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Civil
 
Blue Star Memorial Marker<br>(<i>located near the Gettysburg Address Marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, November 8, 2019
4. Blue Star Memorial Marker
(located near the Gettysburg Address Marker)
A tribute to the Armed Forces
who have defended the
United States of America
Sponsored by
The Members of District VI
in cooperation with
The Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc.
and
Cape Canaveral National Cemetery
Blue Star Memorial Marker<br>(<i>wide view • cemetery administration building in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, November 8, 2019
5. Blue Star Memorial Marker
(wide view • cemetery administration building in background)
Cape Canaveral National Cemetery entrance<br>(<i>turn here to access markers</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, November 8, 2019
6. Cape Canaveral National Cemetery entrance
(turn here to access markers)
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 9, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 9, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 52 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 9, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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