Sunday, August 31, 2008
Two Great Men of History in the Same Time Plane
Throughout our country's history, we have been blessed with many great leaders! Among those, but not living at the same time, were George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Each man was charged in his time with some of the greatest challenges our country has faced. George Washington lead our newly formed country as Commander and Chief and as our first President. Abraham Lincoln lead our country through a time of great division in the Civil War as our President and Commander in Chief. Today, at Civic Fest, I saw both of these men, together in an unprecedented reunion of greatness. Both George Washington and Abe Lincoln walked the halls of Civic Fest together telling their stories. I asked President Lincoln how tall he was. He replied, "It isn't a man's height that makes him a man, it is his honor that makes him a man." I believe in real life, he was 6'4" tall.
George Washington was soft spoken but carried himself with the grace and dignity of a man who lead a newly formed country into freedom.
Although, they took off their hats to me, I salute them both, and I take off my hat to them! As a country, we were truly blessed to have been lead by these men.