The Lincoln Memorial

photo of a distinguished older gentleman

Wisdom lost through the ages, common sense is no longer common.

Abraham Lincoln was an American statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865.

 

Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 to April 15, 1865) was the 16th president of the United States and is often regarded as one of America’s greatest heroes because of his role as leader of the Union during on of it’s most difficult times.  He issued the Emancipation Proclamation which abolished slavery.

He rose from humble beginnings to achieving the highest office in the land . He was  tragically assassinated at a time when his country needed him to complete the great task remaining before the nation.

His eloquence of democracy and insistence that the Union was worth saving embody the ideals of self-government that all nations strive to achieve. Lincoln’s distinctively human and humane personality led to an incredible impact on the nation which endowed him with an enduring legacy.

 

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