WHAT WE’RE FIGHTING FOR

In Abraham Lincoln’s first inaugural address, delivered Monday, March 4, 1861 as part of his taking the oath of office for his first term as the sixteenth President of the United States, he said this:

We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.” Read More