Today is the 150th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. President Lincoln predicted that “the world will little note, nor long remember what we say here.” By marking this anniversary, hopefully we will prove Lincoln wrong.
I’m attending the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) annual conference being held in Washington D.C. Here are the photos I took this morning on my visit to the Lincoln Memorial to mark the 150th Anniversary.
For purposes of this blog, the Address reminds us that we are
conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
As I wrote in a previous post, prenatal testing for Down syndrome and other genetic conditions can challenge whether we really mean that.
On my taxi ride back to the hotel, my cab driver, a native-born American, asked what I was doing up so early at the memorial. I told him about the 150th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, to which he asked:
Oh yeah? Where was that given?
So, perhaps Lincoln’s prediction may prove correct, if we choose to forget.