Gettysburg - Saying Goodbye (Rememberance Day)

On this November 19th in the year of our Lord, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln spoke in Gettysburg for just over two minutes and giving one of the greatest speeches in our history.

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, upon this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived, and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met here on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of it, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But in a larger sense, we can not dedicate - we can not consecrate - we can not hallow - this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember, what we say here, but can never forget what they did here.

It is for us, the living, rather to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they have, thus far, so nobly carried on. 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 shall have a new birth of freedom; and that this government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

( The Hay Copy -- believed to be the second draft)

Countdown to MAWMR

Ladies ... if you're not doing anything the weekend of June 21-23 of June, come up and join us in Gettysburg (PA) at the Women's Mid-Atlantic Motorcycle Rally. We are celebrating our 20th anniversary of raising money for Cancer victims. This year the two charities that will be receiving the monies raised are HOPE and Pink Out. It doesn't matter whether or not you ride a motorcycle or not as this is an event both for riders and non-riders (and if you want to ride in the Parade of Chrome, I'm sure a backseat on someone's bike can be found).



2010 MAWMR

The Mid-Atlantic Women's Motorcycle Rally is coming up ... so I put together a slideshow of the images I took last year:


2010 MAWMR from Lida Verner on Vimeo.

A music slideshow of images that I took at the 2010 Mid-Atlantic Women's Motorcycle Rally (MAWMR) which raises money for breast cancer.

The songs used in this video:

Suddenly I See by KT Tunstall
I Gotta Feeling by The Black Eyed Peas
Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves by The Eurythmics

You can find the individual images on my SmugMug site:  2010 MAWMR