Lincoln’s Birthday is a legal holiday in California. Many government offices will be closed on Thursday. Our local library system was closed today to observe Lincoln’s Birthday and will be closed next Monday for Washington’s Birthday.
The first is of the Lincoln Memorial. I am thinking of the time that I visited the memorial late one evening while doing some work in Washington D.C. many years ago. It was wonderful to look up at this great sculpture of one of our greatest presidents.
The sculptor of Abraham Lincoln was Daniel Chester French. He was a very well known sculptor and you would most likely recognize some of his other works. Hmm, I now have an idea for another blog post.
I also like the caption below the picture.
Lincoln and the Bible
“That this nation under God shall have a new birth of Freedom”
The caption that was below this picture in the scrapbook is not quite correct. It says that the President is reading to his son. I have also seen this image used as an illustration of President Lincoln reading the Bible to his son.
We do know that President Lincoln was a lifelong reader of the Bible. He used references and quotations from the Bible in many of his speeches and also in his writings.
Take some time to think about President Lincoln this week in honor of his birthday.
Who is your favorite President?