Los Angeles in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Address by President Lincoln
At the Dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery
—November 19, 1863 —
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 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
Location. 34° 3.72′ N, 118° 27.245′ W. Marker is in Los Angeles, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from South Sepulveda Boulevard 0.3 miles north of Wilshire Boulevard, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is mounted on the podium at the outdoor stage, near the mausoleum and flagpole in the Los Angeles National Cemetery (Veterans Cemetery, Westwood). Marker is at or near this postal address: 950 S Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90049, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tongva Springs (approx. 1.2 miles away); Douglas DC-3 (approx. 3.3 miles away); Santa Monica Forestry Station (approx. 3.9 miles away); Rapp's Saloon (approx. 4.1 miles away); George Washington (approx. 4.1 miles away); Olympiad Rose Bush (approx. 4.2 miles away); Will Rogers Highway (approx. 4.2 miles away); American Legion Building (approx. 4.2 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Gettysburg Address. Wikipedia (Submitted on February 12, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.)
2. About This Marker. Designed in 1909, (Submitted on February 20, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.)
3. Library of Congress. Two original copies. (Submitted on March 6, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.)
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil •
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