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150th Anniversary of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address Marked at Battlefieldi
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November 19, 2013 11:09 PM
One hundred and fifty years ago today, President Abraham Lincoln delivered a short speech honoring the soldiers who died in the Battle of Gettysburg. Today, his words are considered one of the most eloquent articulations of the principles the United States stands for. On Tuesday, the speech was read again at a commemoration at the Gettysburg Civil War cemetery. VOA’s Jerome Socolovsky was there.

150th Anniversary of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address Marked at Battlefield

Published November 19, 2013

One hundred and fifty years ago today, President Abraham Lincoln delivered a short speech honoring the soldiers who died in the Battle of Gettysburg. Today, his words are considered one of the most eloquent articulations of the principles the United States stands for. On Tuesday, the speech was read again at a commemoration at the Gettysburg Civil War cemetery. VOA’s Jerome Socolovsky was there.


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