Today we’ll meet Abraham… yes Abraham Lincoln. Not in Washington DC, but here at Liberty Park in sunny Cerritos California: one of the nicest public parks built along the San Gabriel River, one block south of Cerritos Auto Square and off Studebaker. They have a nice exercise room, free of charge for Cerritos residents and enough ways to spend a great time outdoors, than one can think of. Today Abe invited us over for a photo session.
And here is the text of what Abe was writing:
With malice toward none, with charity for all, …let us strive on to finish the work we are in, …to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.Abraham Lincoln, Second Inaugural Address, Mar. 4, 1865
16th president of US (1809 – 1865)
I wonder if notions such as malice and charity mean anything today or if they were simply banished from the dictionary.
O yes, one more thing (I had to go back there and take one more photo, yes, the small bronze medallion on the sidewalk, next to the bench sais: “LINCOLN 2005 MARK LUNDEEN”, the name of the sculpture and that of the sculptor:
Find out more about Mark Lundeen at: http://www.lundeensculpture.com/words/mark/index.htm