Thursday, February 12, 2009
That is something to celebrate.
Born on the frontier.
No more than a few years education.
Taught himself the law.
Became a circuit lawyer.
Elected to the Illinois Legislature.
Served a term in the US Congress.
Failed to be elected Senator.
Elected the 16th President.
Saw his nation at war with each other.
Took great risks.
Became the driving force for freeing the slaves.
Became a martyr as victory was achieved.
Listed as one of the 5 greatest Presidents.
Born 200 years ago today.
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