Thursday, February 12, 2009

200th Birthday, Abraham Lincoln (1809-2009)

“Now he belongs to the ages.”

Whenever I visit Washington DC there is one place I have to always revisit and that is the Lincoln Memorial.

On February 12, 2009, the annual wreath laying ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial will commemorate Lincoln's 200th birthday. 1809 to 2009

"Property is the fruit of is a positive good in the world. That some should be rich shows that others may become rich, and hence is just encouragement to industry and enterprise. Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another; but let him labor diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built".

The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln edited by Roy P. Basler, Volume VII, "Reply to New York Workingmen's Democratic Republican Association" (March 21, 1864), pp. 259-260.