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Abraham Lincoln

Dedicated to the Grand Army of the Republic

 

—and the Women Who Served —

 
Abraham Lincoln Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 29, 2014
1. Abraham Lincoln Marker
Inscription.  
Abraham Lincoln
Dedicated to the
Grand Army of the Republic
and
The Women Who Served
Daughters of Union Veterans of Civil War
1861-1865

Lincoln’s Address
Delivered at the dedication of the cemetery
at Gettysburg, November 19, 1863.

Fourscore 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 cannot dedicate - we cannot consecrate - we cannot 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
Abraham Lincoln Marker (<i>wide view; marker is mounted on right side of City Hall entrance</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 29, 2014
2. Abraham Lincoln Marker (wide view; marker is mounted on right side of City Hall entrance)
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 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 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.
Erected 1929 • Bay City Mich.

 
Erected 1929 by Daughters of Union Veterans of Civil War.
 
Location. 43° 35.607′ N, 83° 53.329′ W. Marker is in Bay City, Michigan, in Bay County. Marker is on Washington Avenue (State Highway 84) north of 10th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is a large metal tablet, mounted at eye-level, directly on the Bay City Hall building, just to the right of the main east entrance, facing Washington Avenue. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 Washington Avenue, Bay City MI 48708, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Keit's Florist (approx. 0.2 miles away); "Ten Hours or No Sawdust"
Bay City Hall (<i>east side view; marker visible just right of the entrance</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 29, 2014
3. Bay City Hall (east side view; marker visible just right of the entrance)
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Center Avenue (approx. 0.4 miles away); George H. & Elva Shearer House (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cross Country Connections (approx. half a mile away); Charles B. & Georgiana (McGraw) Curtiss House (approx. half a mile away); Trinity Church/Trinity Episcopal Church (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bay City.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 5, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 5, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 89 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 5, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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