Monday, November 3, 2014

THYME Magazine: The Lincoln Memorial

Citizen Journalism with a Better Flavor

Volume VIII, Issue XVIIIa

Inspiration: The Lincoln Memorial

Frank Capra's film: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington [click to view] includes some very powerful and moving scenes shot at the Lincoln Memorial. Here are presented some of my own photos taken one morning at the memorial which are reminiscent of and inspired by Capra's keen eye.

Lincoln Memorial

Lincoln Memorial

Lincoln Memorial

Lincoln Memorial

Lincoln Memorial

Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
(19 NOVEMBER 1863)

Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field 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 that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate-we can not consecrate-we can not hallow-this ground. The brave men, 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. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather 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 have died in vain-that this nation, under G-d, 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.

1 comment:

J R "States" Manship said...

Honest Abe in his Gettysburg Address "stole" the words of the Rev. John Wycliffe, known as the Morning Star of the Reformation, from the General Prologue to the first translation of the Holy Bible into the English language, in the Year of Our Lord Jesus 1385.

The wise words of Wycliffe were "The BIBLE is for the government of the people, by the people and for the people." Honest Abe Lincoln left out the MOST important word of Wycliffe's wise words, that is the BIBLE.