To mark the 150th anniversary, a look back at Lincoln's historic Gettysburg Address. Photos and sound by Gary Cameron. Editing by Jim Bourg.
Ladies and gentlemen. The sixteenth president of the United States Abraham Lincoln. Four score and seven years ago. Our fathers brought forth on this continent. A new nation. Conceived in an average day. And dedicated to the proposition that all there are created equal. Now. Rearing gauged and a great civil war. Testing whether that nation or any nation shall conceived and so dedicated can long endure. We are met on the great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field as a final resting place. For those who here gave their lives in that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do music's. You know larger -- we cannot dedicate. We cannot consecrate. We cannot out of this program. The brave man living and dead who struggled here have consecrated it far above our poor power to grant or retract. The world will little note nor long remember what we say here. And it can never forget what they do here. It is for us the living -- due to be dedicated here. To the unfinished work which -- who fought here have thus far so boldly advanced. It is right there for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us. That from these honored dead. We take increased devotion to that cause. For which they gave the last full measure of devotion. That we here highly resolve that these dead shall not die in pain. That is. Under god. Shall have a new birth of freedom. And that government. Of the people. By the people. For the people. Shall not Perry -- from the year.