Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of these United States, was born two centuries ago today in 1809 on a farm near Nolin Creek, Kentucky. Although I think some of his policies were a little off-base, he was definitely a compelling speaker and a prolific letter writer.
“…With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God give 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 lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.” – Inaugural Address, 4 March 1865
Top that Mr. Obama!
President Lincoln was an outstanding man. He was brought up on morals and standards that we see very little today. He worked hard for every penny, he took pride in what he was doing and if he felt he had done a wrong he would strive to make a right.
Here is a great website with quite a few links and research information that is no so political but more about President Lincoln the man himself.
I do have to say there are few people that can look at you and make you feel the way Lincoln does – even in a memorial. When we were in Washington DC – the Lincoln Memorial was the most respected Memorials there – Hundreds of People were silent in his shadows. It was truely amazing.
You know like when you Parents, Grand-Parents, a highly admired person looks at you no matter if in times of good or bad doings.. you get this overall feeling that you MUST do the right thing.
His words – are timeless and his character is true – I think he would be honored at how people still seek to be like him – however, I think he would also tell us today – as a Biblical Scholar say “to thy own self be true”.