Anniversary of Gettysburg Address to be recognized at Logan City Council meeting

This undated image provided by Cornell University shows the Gettysburg Address. Three historic documents that distinguished Abraham Lincoln's presidency will be put on rare display at Cornell University. An original handwritten copy of the Gettysburg Address and signed copies of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution will be part of the exhibit at Cornell's Carl A. Kroch Library. (AP Photo/Cornell University)

“Four score and seven years ago…” That’s how it starts and there are 272 words in the Gettysburg Address delivered 150 years ago by Abraham Lincoln on the Civil War battlefield.

Tami Pyfer, member of the Utah State School Board and former member of the Logan City Council, will be at Tuesday night’s Logan City Council meeting to talk briefly about the observance of this historic speech.

“(There) is an initiative that is being put forth by an organization called Getty Ready,” Pyfer explained on <a href=”″ target=”_blank”>KVNU’s For the People program Monday</a>. “It’s a non-profit formed out of Salt Lake, specifically for this purpose of celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address.

“They are joined by the Utah Commission on Civic and Character Education, a group that I’m associated with, and the state school system. We are seeing all kinds of really fun and innovative and interesting things happening in the schools with the Gettysburg Address.”

Pyfer said students have been memorizing the Gettysburg Address and discussing how the ideals of the document can help us move forward with the courage President Lincoln and others were exhibiting at that time in American history.

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