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  • [p. 34] Here we dedicate to Thee,
         Holy ground for honored dead;
    Rest, for weary souls shall be,
         Rest, in Christ our living Head.

    Bravely they have fought and won,
         Triumphed over every foe,
    And the plaudit of ‘Well done,’
         Meed of praise we now bestow.

    Gracious Savior! Faithful One!
         Lay their heads on Thy dear breast.
    Free from war, their work is (lone;
         Take them in Thine arms to rest.


  • Selections from Scripture.
  • prayer.
  • Hymn.
  • Sung at Consecration of monument at Gettysburg.
  • address. Rev. Charles Brooks.
  • instrumental Music by the Band.
  • remarks by citizens, Interspersed with Music by the Band.
  • national Hymn.
  • Benediction.

Mr. Brooks' address was published later by the Lawrence Light Guard, and dedicated to it. Many of his utterances seem strained, now that the stress of those terrible years is passed, but we cull the following extracts, which contain words worth consideration today.

H. T. W.

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