The Tabernacle Choir Blog

Choir to Honor Veterans

Over ten thousand Americans lost their lives at the battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania in the Civil War. President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, given on the battlefield at the dedication of the cemetery for Union soldiers and barely 3 minutes long, has become one of the most famous and inspiring messages of all time. “The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here,” Lincoln said, “but it can never forget what they did here.”

On November 10, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square will pay tribute to those brave soldiers and millions more just like them in a special Veteran’s Day broadcast of Music & the Spoken Word. The special program for the 150thanniversary of President Lincoln’s speech is part of the “GettyReady” effort which is taking place to inspire individuals and families to learn and live the principles embodied in the address.

It’s not surprising that the Choir is adding its voice to many others at this commemoration. The Choir has been recognized for years as heralding the unique nature of this nation, what Lincoln described as “conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.” The program featuring such favorites as “God Bless America” and “God of Our Fathers, Whose Almighty Hand” will be streamed live from the Tabernacle on Temple Square on and at 9:30 a.m. Mountain time Sunday, November 10. And of course the broadcast can be viewed on over 2,000 radio, TV, cable systems and Internet locations across the country and around the world.  Click here to find an outlet near you.