"America's Mission"

"America's Mission" (HM19HX)

Location: Lincoln, NE 68501 Lancaster County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 49.31', W 96° 42.363'

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On February 22, 1899, William Jennings Bryan gave one of the most renowned speeches in American History. The presentation, given in Washington, D.C., was entitle, "America's Mission". He spoke of purpose and direction and challenge, and proclaimed that Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice."

While the substance of his speech focused on issues that are not perhaps relevant today, the fundamental principles he outlined certainly ring true in any era; destiny is not a matter of chance, but of choice, for a nation, for a state, for a team, for a person.

- Chris W. Eskridge, Ph.D.
Professor of Criminal Justice
University of Nebraska
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HM NumberHM19HX
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Placed ByUniversity of Nebraska - Linconln
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Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 3:25pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14T E 693450 N 4521511
Decimal Degrees40.82183333, -96.70605000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 49.31', W 96° 42.363'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 49' 18.60" N, 96° 42' 21.78" W
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Area Code(s)402
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 11 Stadium Dr, Lincoln NE 68501, US
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