. . . in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate. . . we cannot consecrate . . . we cannot hallow this ground. The brave men [and women], living and dead, who struggled here have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember, what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Long ago at another national day of mourning Abraham Lincoln said it best: