A little something I put on my personal blog back in 2013. I think it makes sense to include it here, too.
“We have come to dedicate a portion of that field… It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. The brave men…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.
If one were to use this text for the opening voice-over of a future NFL Super Bowl at a brand new stadium in some US city, it might appear to make sense…but it would obviously have nothing at all all to do with the purpose of the speech and how the audience at Gettysburg experienced and understood it back in the mid-1800’s. Some would go so far as to say it was a travesty to dare use such a sacred…
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