Abraham Lincoln takes the Oath of Office for a second time in March 1865... The theme for the inauguration of America's 44th President will be "A New Birth of Freedom," in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth. Said Senator Dianne Feinstein, chairperson of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies: "At a time when our country faces major challenges at home and abroad, it is appropriate to revisit the words of President Lincoln, who strived to bring the nation together by appealing to 'the better angels of our nature'.
Most inaugural addresses are mere boilerplate, words for the moment and no more. Not Lincoln's Second Inaugural address, whcih resopunds down the ages as a pure expression of the American purpose. Read Post
Inaugural swearing-in "A New Birth of Freedom," commemorates the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth. The words come from the Gettysburg address, and express Lincoln’s hope that the sacrifice of those who died to preserve t... Read Post