Today marks the 150th anniversary of the historic Gettysburg Address by President Abraham Lincoln, one of the most famous speeches of all time.
On the Civil War battlefield in Pennsylvania, Lincoln's speech symbolized his presidency and the sacrifices made by Union and Confederate forces.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett, Civil War historian James McPherson, U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and others spoke to mark the 150th anniversary.
“Lincoln’s timeless words embodied and galvanized us as a nation," Congressman Scott Perry, R-Pa., said at the event held on the same hallowed ground.
"Everything we’ve achieved since that time was born out of the sacrifice of the soldiers that fought here and the patriots that followed in their footsteps."
Lincoln's Gettysburg Address was first delivered nearly five months after the major battle that left tens of thousands of men wounded, dead or missing.