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On the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s famous Gettysburg Address, the editorial board of Pennsylvania newspaper retracted its predecessor’s famous panning of the speech calling to the address as “silly remarks.” In 1863, the Patriot and Union newspaper, the predecessor of today’s Harrisburg paper thought so little of the speech that they said they hoped the veil of oblivion would be dropped over it and that it would not be reposted or event thought of again. History proved that statement wrong because the Gettysburg Address has become one of the most famous pieces of writing in American history. Using words similar to Lincoln’s in 1863, the Harrisburg paper said, “The world will little note nor long remember our emendation of this institution’s record—but we must do as conscience demands,” they wrote. “In the editorial about President Lincoln’s speech delivered November 19, 1863, in Gettysburg, the Patriot & Union failed to recognize its momentous importance, timeless eloquence, and lasting significance. The Patriot-News regrets the error.”—Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell

150 years later, newspaper retracts editorial panning Gettysburg Address, by Michael Pearson,http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/15/us/gettysburg-address-editorial-retraction/index.html?hpt=hp_t3, Accessed November 19, 2013.

1 John 1:9 (NKJV) “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

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