On Nov. 19, 1863, Abraham Lincoln recited one of the most famous speeches in American history, the Gettysburg Address.
Lincoln delivered this speech at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pa. several months after the Union army defeated the Confederacy at the Battle of Gettysburg.
The two-minute speech lives on to this day as a reminder of American citizen’s equality and freedom. To commemorate the 150 year anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, Helper Junior High conducted a program paying tribute to the famous speech. Helper students Canden Stockdale, Raychel Briseno, Elley Cowdell, Astasia Gomez and Eliseo Smith teamed up to recite the entire speech by memory for all in attendance.
To conclude the celebration, American Legion Post #3 treated the junior high students to a gun salute and bugle call.
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