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Gettysburg Address: 150 years later

Today marks the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. The famous remarks were made in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania in 1863 and marked a pivotal point in this nation's history.

As many gather to reflect on this day, there is one person whose presence is notably absent from any related events: Barack Obama. For a president who has often been compared, and tied himself, to Lincoln, the snub has rubbed many the wrong way. Instead, Obama will remain in Washington to address the Wall Street Journal CEO Council's annual meeting at the Four Seasons Hotel.

Here is some reading related to the Gettysburg Address:

Read the text of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

The Weekly Standard: Seven Score and Ten Years Ago

The Heritage Foundation: Is Our Government Still "Of the People"?