President Lincoln said in his Gettysburg Address,
“The world will little note nor long remember, what we say here.”
In fact, the nation long remembers the short remarks delivered in that two-minute speech. It reinvigorated our national ideas of liberty, equality, democracy, and unity.
The inspirational 273-word speech marked a turning point in American history and has become one of the most important statements on liberty ever written.
The eighth graders accepted the challenge to memorize and recite the words of the Gettysburg Address as they commemorated the 150th anniversary of its poetic words and powerful message.