Thursday, February 12, 2009

A President for the Ages

Today is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln. Throughout the Union he saved, from the California he dreamed of seeing to the capital, where he gave his greatest speech, his life and triumphs will be remembered. But on 10th Street in Washington, the scene of Walt Whitman's "moody, tearful night," Ford's Theatre stands as a silent witness to our terrible loss.
--Michael F. Bishop in today's Washington Post.

Happy Birthday Dear Mr. President.

1 comment:

Stef said...

He's the guy. I surely love him more for his flaws, though it was hard to accept them at first as the myth became a man in my eyes. I've learned more about our country over the last 2 years by learning about Lincoln than I ever have before. He's the greatest.