Friday, February 13, 2009

Number 44 visits Number 16

Abraham Lincoln was born on Feb. 12, 1809, and today was the 200th anniversary of his birth.

President Obama participated in three celebrations yesterday and today: at the Lincoln Memorial, at Ford's Theater and the Lincoln Museum in Springfield, Ill.

It's a fitting triibute for two reasons: First (the trivial reason) it's the second president from Illinois visiting the home of the first president from Illinois. MOre importantly, though, he's paying tribute to the greatest of all the presidents. And considering how Frederick Douglass viewed President Lincoln when their budding friednship was cut short in 1865, it's fair to say Lincoln would have celebrated last November.

In the first picture (AP), President Obama greets a Lincoln impersonator at Ford's Theater on Feb. 11. In the second picture (Rueters), President Obama speaks at the Lincoln Museum in Springfield, Ill. on Feb. 12.

I hope someone got a picture similar to this one from a couple of years ago (G.W. visist the first G.W's home) but I have't been able to find any.

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