Month: October 2014

Mr. Lincoln’s Memorial

Posted by – October 4, 2014 7:36 pm

I spent some time at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., today. Below is an entry I wrote in my pocket diary:

 

Saturday, October 4th, 2014

I sit in the North end of the Lincoln Memorial. I sit in silence, not simply because I am alone, in fact, I am surrounded by hundreds of others, from all over this country, and the world. I sit in silence born of reflection.

For years now, I have abhorred war, and violence of any kind. Washington is a city obsessed with war, past, present and future.

All presidents tell the world how much they, too, deplore war, even as they wage it, but in Abraham Lincoln, I feel we had a President who truly did loathe and regret the violence over which he presided.

This memorial is a fitting tribute to the man, as well as a better place to honor the soldiers of all nations and of all wars, than any memorial elsewhere in this city.

I sit in silence to honor him, and all of them.