It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us - that from those honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave their 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.
Although sobering, it is also inspirational. We are the masters of own destiny. Not the government, not the dark forces of history, but us. The day we forget that is the day the republic and freedom dies.
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