This is part of a speech President Abraham Lincoln gave March 18, 1864 at a Sanitary Fair in Washington, DC.
"Ladies and Gentlemen: I appear to say but a word. This extraordinary war in which we are engaged falls heavily upon all classes of people; but the most heavily upon the soldier. For it has been said, all that a man hath will he give for his life; and while all contribute of their substance the soldier puts his life at stake, and often yields it up in his country's cause. The highest merit, then is due to the Soldier."
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