Abraham Lincoln, one of the United States of America’s greatest presidents…
My first memory of Abraham Lincoln is a huge face on Mt. Rushmore when I was a preschooler. You don’t forget that. And who can miss his face on the penny and the five-dollar bill. The guy is everywhere.
Everyone recognizes Lincoln and not just because he’s monumental and monetary. He truly is larger than life.
When Anita and I visited the home of the abolitionist and former slave Frederick Douglass (maybe more on him later), a little boy on our tour was silent until he saw the president’s framed photograph on the wall. “Abraham Lincoln,” he called out.
It wasn’t until I was much older that I learned how important and rare this president was — and I’m still learning. I want to shout out “Abraham Lincoln,” too. So this is my shout out.
Abraham Lincoln was burdened with one of the gravest trials a leader can face — holding this nation together. The Civil War still casts…
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