The words “Now He Belongs to the Ages” were spoken 152 years ago by Edwin Stanton.
The words were spoken just after the death of President Lincoln on April 15, 1865.
President Lincoln slipped into a coma shortly after being shot and passed away the following morning on April 15 at 7:22am. It was then that Stanton uttered his now famous words.
Unfortunately today April 15 is remembered for something else.
President Lincoln is one of my favorite presidents and the Marx figurine that I have of him stands on top of my computer along with President Washington.
President Lincoln was also a favorite of my Grandma and she saved many articles and image of him in her scrapbooks. I also have a few books about President Lincoln, but some of them are still in my to read piles. Well maybe few is not the right word to use 🙂
Take some time this weekend to remember one of our greatest presidents.
He is truly on who “Belongs to the Ages.”