Lincoln Memorial

In celebration of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday today I figured I’d give
a quick shout out to the Lincoln Memorial located in the nation’s capital.
Before getting started on the monument I’d like to point out some historical details about the sixteenth president’s
life and term at the White House. He was born in Kentucky on Feb. 12, 1809 into an undistinguished family. From
1861-1865 Abe made the Republican Party a strong national organization and created the Emancipation Proclamation that
gave freedom to slaves within the Confederacy. John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Lincoln on April 14, 1865 at
the Ford’s Theater in Washington. The national memorial went up on February 9,
1911 and was dedicated in 1922.  In brief the Lincoln Memorial pays tribute to the president and the nation he
fought to preserve during the Civil War. The memorial is open year round with only one closure on Christmas day. For
additional info and history click into the National Park Service.