Truly a Republican worth loving …..
Lincoln Mural by Hugo Gellert
All young children have heroes …. mine was Abraham Lincoln. His name, as well as his image were very much a part of my childhood.
There was a savings bank in my neighbourhood which carried his name. The upper wall was adorned with a mural of Lincoln leading the slaves to freedom, very much in the style of Moses doing the same thing.
The local High School, which I attended, was Abraham Lincoln High School. The Brigade of brave American volunteers that went off to fight Franco and his fascists in Spain was named the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, definitely the bravest men I ever met.
So, wherever I went, whatever I did, the image of Abraham Lincoln was forever present.
Today, 209 years after his birth, he is still my hero, a man whose visions of…
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