Thursday, February 12, 2009

Happy 200th Birthday Abraham Lincoln!

It's former President Lincoln's 200th birthday today. Our current President Obama is very fond of Lincoln and has emulated much of his beliefs and actions on the way to the White House. Did you know that other presidents share Obama's love of Lincoln? Teddy Roosevelt actually wore a ring that contained a lock of Lincoln's hair.

I think it's time for a mini-series on Lincoln. 

In the meantime, here are a couple of video tributes to Lincoln. The second is the Gettysburg Address recited by Jeff Daniels. 




2 comments:

Noah said...

Spielberg is on it: http://hollywood-elsewhere.com/2009/02/spielbergs_linc_2.php

Jane Kosek said...

That's right! Thanks for the reminder! With all this Lincoln talk this year, it's great timing for it.