Document Type

Opinion

Publication Date

11-11-2016

Department

English

Abstract

In his second inaugural address, Abraham Lincoln called upon Americans "to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan ..." These words have proven so influential that the Department of Veterans Affairs has adopted them as its motto. But how well have we as a nation risen to this call? [excerpt]

Required Publisher's Statement

Original version from the publisher, Philly.com.

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