Sunday, February 4 | 1:00pm | Speaker: Dr. Carla Knorowski | Free
The Gettysburg Address is one of the greatest, if not the greatest speeches ever delivered by an American president. Abraham Lincoln delivered his address to a weary, battle-worn nation at the National Cemetery at Gettysburg. The address set our nation on the course for a “new birth of freedom.”
After he delivered it and to this day, scholars, historians and armchair history buffs marvel at Lincoln’s ability to convey so much meaning in so few words. On the 150th anniversary of the 16th President’s writing of the address, individuals from all walks of life from around the world were challenged to write their own 272 words. It could be about the Address, Lincoln or any other subject which stirred their souls. The challenge put forth was not to try to “top” the Gettysburg Address, but rather, raise awareness among writers and readers alike, in a more personal way, the greatness of the Address and just how gifted a communicator Lincoln was.