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What did Lincoln mean by 'the last full measure of devotion'?

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2010-05-12 05:45:00
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".... 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. ......"

Gettysburg Address

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Abraham Lincoln, President of the USA

November 1863

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The 'Last full measure of devotion' was the act of dying in combat for their country.

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Lincoln means that soldiers are sacrificing their lives for the devotion of their country. Soldiers put their lives on the line for their homeland when they enlist.

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There is no argument in the speech. Lincoln is describing why they are there and to remind people of the shared history. He states that the men buried there gave " their last full measure of devotion so the nation can long endure."

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They gave their lives so that the Union might be able to survive and stay together.

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Last Full Measure has 352 pages.

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It is supposed to be a day for remembering our brave Americans who lost their lives while serving this country.

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Last Full Measure was created on 2006-04-25.

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Ralph Geoffrey Newman has written: 'The pictorial autobiography of Abraham Lincoln' 'Lincoln' -- subject(s): Personality 'Abraham Lincoln's last full measure of devotion' -- subject(s): Death and burial, Funeral journey to Springfield, Miniature books, Specimens '\\' -- subject(s): Funeral journey to Springfield 'Lincoln for the ages' -- subject(s): Sermons

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The Last Full Measure - novel - was created in 1998.

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It is used here, in the repetition of the word "that" that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they here 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.

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This was the very end of the Gettysburg address. The speech was delivered by Lincoln, and lasted 2 minutes.The last line reads: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.

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"...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."

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that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have dies in vain that this nation under god shall have a new birth of freedom.

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Exactly as the name implies, it is a US soldier from the respective wars identified by tomb, who could not - after exhausting all possibilities - be identified after death, but who, nonetheless, gave his "last full measure of devotion".

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"...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."

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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.

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The Last Full Measure - 2004 was released on: USA: 1 April 2004 USA: 14 October 2004 (Austin Film Festival)

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The men who died for us and our country need to be remembered. It amounts to 1.2 million men from 1775-2016 who have given "their last full measure " ( Lincoln). We need to honor them.

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Lincoln said, in the Gettysburg Address, it was the duty of the living to accomplish the following: "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."

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The cast of The Last Full Measure - 2004 includes: Reiko Aylesworth as Mother Xander Berkeley Somah Haaland as Katherine Elsa Raven Daniel Stern Sam Trammell Jack Wallace

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Abraham Lincoln was last seen at the theatre where he was assassinated.

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The last model year for the Lincoln LS was ( 2006 )

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