The anniversary date has past, but the need to know has not. So please check out The 150th Anniversary of The Gettysburg Address. Read the words, and watch that video in the first comment.
Why? Are you an American? Do you know the price paid by the people who made this nation the land of the free and the home of the brave? Very few of us do, but from time-to-time there is someone who does know, and he puts into words what the rest of us need to know. Then we too can have some inkling of the cost. Abraham Lincoln was one such man.
When Lincoln gave his speech at Gettysburg, the North and the South still fought, and Americans still killed and maimed each other by the tens of thousands. Where Lincoln spoke, just four months ago, thousands had died in a few days. Therefore, Lincoln, an experienced speaker, could not judge how people received his words. He thought what he had said totally insufficient for that somber occasion. He did not know then how future generations of Americans would treasure his words.