Thursday, February 12, 2009

The Birthday Of A Great Man

Today we mark with pride, respect, and appreciation the 200th birthday of President Abraham Lincoln. In a life and career as massive and awe-inspiring as his was, there is much to debate over, reflect on, and learn from. These words, from his Second Inaugural Address on March 4, 1865, capture these concepts and are as true and important today as when he first spoke them.

"With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives 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."

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