Great speech and thanks for posting.
It was also a reminder that the work of reconciliation between North and South started earlier and yet shame that some Southern States, never got the notion of what Abraham was trying to convey, rather they use flags or other symbols to institute division, hatred, etc., and continue the struggle of division, if you ever go to the Abraham Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. which I recently did what Woodfordr posted...it brought me back to thinking of his prominent second inaugural speech that Lincoln did within days of the Civil War ending and yet we are still struggling with this issue as a nation.
Read the inscription if you ever get a chance to go.... to me the memorial was a very solemn place to reflect , he knew that the nation was torn and was NOT punishing the South but rather trying to heal the nation and bring it back to a Union.
With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation’s wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan—to do all which may achieve and cherish a just, and a lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations.