Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Lincoln Memorial

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The building (archtect: Henry Beacon) was constructed in the style of a classical greek temple with 36 columns meant to represent the Union at the time of Abraham Lincoln's death .

On the North wall, the 16th president's second inaugural address; on the South wall the Gettysburg address. Above the statue the words: "In this Temple, as in the hearts of the people, for whom he saved the Union, the memory of Abraham Lincoln is enshrined forever". The Lincoln Memorial

The Lincoln Memorial is a memorial to Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States. Lincoln Memorial

The Memorial to Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) was constructed as a monumental commemoration of the sixteenth President, who saw the nation through a divisive war and preserved the union. While the statue contained within is one of the best known public sculptures in the United States, the prominent setting and classical-revival design of the building have combined to produce an American icon, the location of celebrations and demonstrations. Lincoln Memorial

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Christian Devor said...

What a striking image. Thank You!

sookietex said...

Yes, a most impressive structure. It also holds special memories for one of our editors---her dad worked for the parks dept., and would often take her to visit the Lincoln Memorial. Thank you Christian for stopping by and commenting.

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