How President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address Inspired our Council’s Name

The Gettysburg Address in Abraham Lincoln’s own handwriting overlayed on the statue of Abraham Lincoln inside the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC.


On this day in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered a 2-minute, 272-word speech at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetary in Gettysburg. His remarks that day became known as the Gettysburg Address – one of the most famous speeches in American history.
We drew inspiration from President Lincoln’s words in choosing the name for our Council … “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 this earth.”


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