Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

"The Great Task"

Filmmaker Ken Burns, author David McCullough, actors Sam Waterston, Matthew Broderick, Stephen Lang, and Medal of Honor recipient Paul W. Bucha recite one of the most famous speeches in American history. 

The musical score is provided by Academy Award-winning composer John Williams. The video was originally created in 2010 in opposition to a proposed casino 1/2 mile from the Gettysburg National Military Park. All celebrities, crew, editors, and musicians volunteered their time for the successful "No Casino Gettysburg" campaign.

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Adams County, PA | July 1, 1863
Result: Union Victory
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