Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Seven score and ten years ago today the Battle of Gettysburg was over. The carnage was horrific and the course of the Civil War was set. It would take nearly two more years to wind it down, but a different nation emerged from the blood that soaked the land. We celebrate 150 years of this battle as a people changed and humbled, yet in many ways still fighting what “liberty” and “equal” mean.