Monday, February 12, 2007

Happy Birthday Abraham Lincoln

On this day in 1809, Abraham Lincoln was born in a one-room cabin in the American wilderness.

From that humble beginning, he became U.S. president -- the highest office in the land. "Father Abraham," as African Americans of the time called him, emancipated slaves forever from this soil and kept the nation united. A tremendous legacy for one man.

Below is a quote from his famous dedication of the Gettysburg battlefield cemetery in November, 1863. Wise words that I hope will once again come true for us.

"...that this nation, under God shall have a new birth of freedom; and that the government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth." -- A. Lincoln, Gettysburg address

2 comments:

Mrs Lifecruiser said...

Very wise words indeed. I often think that there hasn't been the evolution we always are mentioning.... At least not in the human way of things.

Happy Valentine and thanks for stopping by :-)

DMunro said...

hey, nice to meet ya.