Wednesday, February 12, 2014


Today is the birth date of President Abraham Lincoln. He left his footprint on the history of this nation and gave us the Gettysburg Address.

Abraham Lincoln is regarded as one of America's greatest heroes due to both his incredible impact on the nation and his unique appeal. His is a remarkable story of the rise from humble beginnings to achieve the highest office in the land; then, a sudden and tragic death at a time when his country needed him most to complete the great task remaining before the nation. Lincoln's distinctively human and humane personality and historical role as savior of the Union and emancipator of the slaves creates a legacy that endures. His eloquence of democracy and his insistence that the Union was worth saving embody the ideals of self-government that all nations strive to achieve.

1 comment:

Norman Shirkey said...

Be reminded that Lincoln only freed the slaves in the seceded states. It was only a symbolic gesture, since he could not enforce the order.doursco