21 June 2006

"Last Full Measure of Devotion"

PFC Thomas Tucker of Oregon and PFC Kristian Menchaca of Texas: Tortured and Then Murdered by Satanic Elements in Iraq

"The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to 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. "

Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, 1861-1865

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