November 19, 1863
1809 Abraham Lincoln 1865
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 battlefield 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 we take increased
Erected 1927 by Worcester Relief Corps, No 111.
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln series list. A significant historical date for this entry is November 19, 1863.
Location. 41° 9.792′ N, 87° 39.776′ W. Marker is in Momence, Illinois, in Kankakee County. Memorial is on North Dixie Highway (Illinois Route 1) just north of West Washington Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is mounted at knee-level, just to the right of the historic First National Bank building entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 103 North Dixie Highway, Momence IL 60954, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First National Bank (here, next to this marker); Dixie Highway Connected Chicago to Miami in the Early Days of Automobile Travel (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Edward Chipman Public LibraryHubbard Trail (approx. half a mile away); Walter Andrew and George Hess, Pioneers (approx. 3.7 miles away); McHie Ferry (approx. 7.8 miles away).
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