Tuesday, February 13, 2007
I celebrated Lincoln's birthday by attending a function of Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War ( see http://www.suvcw.org/ ). They had a fine speaker (Thomas J. Craughwell, author of "Stealing Lincoln's Body") & an Abraham Lincoln re-enactor who also gave a humorous speech. Too bad the current federal holiday is this amorphous "President's Day", as if all Presidents deserve celebration. We should return to the old holidays of Lincoln's Birthday and Washington's Birthday - they meant something and celebrated true giants of leadership.