Abraham Lincoln
An iconic photograph of a bearded Abraham Lincoln showing his head and shoulders.
16th President of the United States
In office
March 4, 1861 – April 15, 1865
Vice President Hannibal Hamlin
(1861–1865)
Andrew Johnson
(Mar–Apr. 1865)
Preceded by James Buchanan
Succeeded by Andrew Johnson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois‘s 7th district
In office
March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1849
Preceded by John Henry
Succeeded by Thomas L. Harris
Member of the
Illinois House of Representatives
from Sangamon County
In office
December 1, 1834 – December 4, 1842
Personal details
Born February 12, 1809
Sinking Spring FarmKentucky, U.S.
Died April 15, 1865 (aged 56)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Cause of death Assassination
Resting place Lincoln Tomb
Political party Whig (Before 1854)
Republican (1854–1864)
National Union (1864–1865)
Spouse(s)
Mary Todd (m. 1842)
Children Robert
Edward
Willie
Tad
Relatives Thomas Lincoln (Father)
Nancy Hanks (Mother)
Signature Cursive signature in ink
Military service
Allegiance  United States
•  Illinois
Branch/service Illinois Militia
Years of service 1832
Rank Captain[a]
Private[a]
Battles/wars Black Hawk War

This is from Wikipedia.

Do you remember getting this day off at school or work? Me, too. I hated when they set up “President’s Day”

You want to know who hated it more? My baby brother. He was sort of promised to always get the day off on his birthday, George Washington’s birthday.

It was an inconvenience to employers to have that many days off in the short month of February. People found it unfair not to have a Monday connected to a weekend.

But these two people were very important to our being free Americans.

I had determined to put out my flag today. Until the weather person said that the wind alert was at ‘trashcan goes missing’ not just ‘down the road’. That meant our flag would get ruined in the winds. Not to mention walking on the front porch (which faces north) had solid ice between door and flag holder. So maybe I can double up next week for both P-day and GW-day. Hopefully, this will stand for my honor of a great man.

What do you think of how we celebrate/honor them nowadays?

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