150 years ago, President Abraham Lincoln delivered an address he said at the time people would eventually come to forget.
Tuesday, that very same address was remembered.
The Central Pennsylvania battlefield where lincoln gave his Gettysburg Address was the site again of a ceremony attended by politicians and historians.
And a local historian says the speech has significance here as well.
The Battle of Gettysburg happened at the same time West Virginia officially became a state
"Gettysburg was a pivotal victory for us, so Lincoln said in his speech we must remember what we're doing here, and the task we must endure to finish the task," says Wood County Historian Jim Miracle. "He said we turned the tide of the war, but we weren't done with it yet."
President Lincoln hoped the noticeably brief address would help enerigize a war-torn and weary nation.