All I could think of when I visited Lincoln's tomb was the immense amount of respect I have for this man who came from nothing and became one of if not the most prolific and important leaders--and he did it honestly and with the people in mind. Everything about Abraham Lincoln makes me grieve that I did not live in his lifetime to experience his leadership and his quest for equality for America. Abraham Lincoln was a man who was not afraid to speak his mind during a time where bigotry and prejudice was everywhere and began a legendary battle that is still being fought today--the rights and equality of all Americans. It is definite that Lincoln's life ended too soon and I can only imagine what more he could have done for our country had he lived.
If you are in Springfield, PLEASE go and pay your respects to a man who helped build this country. The tomb he is forever placed in is so beautiful and is the only thing that could be acceptable to house such a wonderful leader. Lincoln is buried right behind his tombstone. The stone is surrounded in flags from the states he lived in and the American flag. A stirring tribute!
Also--it is important to note that while outside, on one of the informational tablets, we find out that Lincoln's last direct descendent die in 1985. What a sad ending to such a troubled family. :(
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