Gettysburg Address, 150 years later, is a sacred, but elusive text

  • by: HILLEL ITALIE , Associated Press
  • Updated: November 17, 2013 - 11:55 AM

GETTYSBURG, Pa. — Like the Pledge of Allegiance or "The Star-Spangled Banner," the Gettysburg Address is a sacred American text, so fully absorbed into the culture that phrases such as "four score and seven years ago" and "of the people, by the people, for the people" are as familiar as any song lyric or line of poetry.

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