Lou's valedictory has been acclaimed, without sarcasm, as baseball's Gettysburg Address.
On the 150th anniversy of the Gettysburg Address, Obama wrote a personal tribute to his predecessor.
She had not the faintest idea what the "Gettysburg Address" was.
So should Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, as well as portions of his other great speeches.
The "Gettysburg Address" contains but two hundred and seventy words, in ten sentences.
A speech delivered by Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War. Lincoln was speaking at the dedication of a soldiers' cemetery at the site of the Battle of Gettysburg. The opening and closing lines are particularly memorable: “Four score 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.... [We must] 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 God, 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.”
Note: Lincoln surprised his audience at Gettysburg with the brevity of his speech. He delivered the Gettysburg Address, which lasted about three minutes, after a two-hour speech by Edward Everett, one of the leading orators of the day.