Sunday, June 5, 2011

The Graduationburg Address


Guest Blog time again! :) 

I am thrilled to tell you that I got personal permission to post for you, my readers, the most epic graduation speech I have ever heard!  Peter Day played Abe Lincoln in the Faith in History Performers' play on the Civil War era.  A few weeks later, at the homeschool graduation, he reworded the Gettysburg Address to be his graduation address. I assure you, the crowd was rolling in laughter. So, without any further nostalgic rambling, here it is:

The Gettysburg Address: Graduation Remix! :D
by Peter Day

One score minus two years ago, my parents brought forth to this world a new child, conceived in love and dedicated to God and to the proposition of homeschooling. 

They then engaged in a great struggle, testing whether they, or any couple so dedicated, could successfully educate a child at home. We are met at the graduation of that child. We have come to celebrate what all these students have accomplished over the years. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense . . .we cannot celebrate .  . . we cannot congratulate . . . we cannot commend these students. The brave parents, mothers and fathers, who struggled to raise the students deserve far more credit than the students. The world will little note nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did to raise these graduates. It is for us, the next generation rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who taught us have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us, that from these parents we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave so much of their devotion. That we here highly resolve that these parents shall not have labored in vain. That we as homeschooled students, under God, shall show this world how to live, and that education of the children, by the parents, for the Lord shall not perish from the earth.

Kudos, Pete. And God bless the class of 2011!

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