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“Little Note nor Long Remember: Why Do We Remember the Gettysburg Address?”

Friday, September 14 at 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Maas Center, Auditorium
264 Columbia Avenue, Holland, MI 49423-3616

Dr. Guelzo will assess the significance of the iconic Gettysburg Address, delivered by President Abraham Lincoln [16th President of the United States of America] on November 19, 1863. Lincoln’s noble observations honored those who’d fallen during the July 1 – 4, 1863 battle that changed the course of the Civil War and American history and ushered in a new birth of freedom.

For the United States in the 21st Century, buffeted by the rancorous crosswinds of politics and struggling with deep social divides, the Gettysburg Address provides a guide toward civility and a reminder of the enduring persistence of the American spirit.

The campus and surrounding community are invited to come and learn about the gift to all Americans by those who gave the last full measure.

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Academics, Arts and Humanities Division, History

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