Five score and six hours ago our driver brought us to this country, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and the proposition that breakfasts should include a decent cup or coffee.
Now we are engaged in a great civil traffic jam, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure such gridlock. We met at a great school in Brampton. We have come to dedicate a portion of this trip as a final trip into Washington, where laws are made and monuments stand. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
But, in a larger sense we can not dedicate -- this highway ground. The brave students, wide awake and half asleep who learned some stuff here, and have visted this city, far above our poor power to show them all of this in just a classroom. The world will little note, nor long remember what we post here, but the students can never forget what they saw here.
It is for us the teachers and parents, rather, to be dedicated here to helping them with the unfinished homework which they will not have begun until the night before. At midnight. Or later.
Not Abraham Lincoln Not on November 9 Definitely not in 1863.
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