157 Years Ago Today
Things seem rough these days. The recently completed election is being treated as a farce by the loser in the White House and it is almost hope crushing along side the climbing death toll from the pandemic. And yet…
November 19, 1863 - just more than 4 months after a horrific battle and one hundred and fifty-seven years ago today - people gathered to dedicate the National Cemetary at Gettysburg PA. Let us take comfort once more in some of President Lincoln’s words that day:
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 here 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.
Those were hard times yet they passed and better days came again.
So too will these days.