By the People


Something for the weekend.  Kids at the 2013 Illinois State Fair reciting the Gettysburg Address.  Seemed appropriate to recall Lincoln’s second greatest speech on the weekend following the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s greatest speech, which has never had the cachet with the American people that the Gettysburg address has had.  Endless recitals of the speech have been given.  Here is one by Johnny Cash who had a strong life long interest in the Civil War:

My favorite recitation of the Gettysburg address was given by Englishman Charles Laughton:





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  1. Not really reciting- they are reading. Still laudable.
    Check out the Greenwood School where ADHD kids actually recite the address. See PBS special “The Address”. Awesome. Especially considering it is from Vermont.

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