Thursday, February 12, 2009

Happy Birthday, Abraham Lincoln

Some people might argue that Abraham Lincoln led America to a civil war that resulted in the deaths of more than a half million Americans. Others might argue that Lincoln prevented the break up of the Union. Perhaps Lincoln is remembered most for his Emancipation Proclamation, which ended slavery in America. Today is Lincoln's 200th birthday, and President Obama marked the occasion by saying "I feel a special gratitude to this singular figure who in so many ways made my own story possible — and in so many ways made America's story possible."

"Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves" - Abraham Lincoln, 1859

Thanks for that quote, K.

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