Barak Obama in his speech the other day, which I think is a very succinct yet accurate way a lot of people think about Lincoln: “As we mark the bicentennial of our 16th president’s birth, I cannot claim to know as much about his life and works as many who are also speaking today, but I can say that I feel a special gratitude to this singular figure who in so many ways made my own story possible — and who in so many ways made America’s story possible.”

Also, some time ago, a photo from the Gettysburg Address was found. It’s an amazing photo, blurry and crowded with people. But zooming in, blurry and far away, there may be a tiny photo of Abraham Lincoln in the back. I think it’s really interesting, here’s the link: