Sunday, February 17, 2013
Monday is a federal holiday to pay tribute to George Washington and Abraham Lincoln and all of our great presidents.
You gotta love Abe these days. With the move "Lincoln" so successful, with all of its Academy Award nominations, President Abraham Lincoln is all the talk. That's why we honor him with Presidents Day Monday. But don't forget about George. After all, George Washington was our first president and the hero of the Revolutionary War. Not everyone gets the day off Monday to ponder these great presidents. Some government offices are closed, including post office locations in Palmer and Forks townships. Easton Area School District Students also have the day off.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Learn about our 16th president through 'Abraham Lincoln's Journey to Greatness' at the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum.
"Abraham Lincoln's Journey to Greatness” will open Saturday at the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut Street, Allentown. The exhibit will run through fall 2013. The opening day program will feature "Lincoln in Films" at 1 p.m. Visitors will be able to: The exhibit and accompanying programs are made possible in part with the support of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation, dedicated to perpetuating and expanding Lincoln’s vision for America and completing America’s unfinished work, and by a grant from the Charles H. Hoch Foundation. Admission:
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
If they are old enough to know who Abraham Lincoln is, you should take your children to see Stephen Spielberg's film about the great American president.
Before I say anything else, I must say that this is a must-see movie. Rush, do not walk, to your local theater and stand in line if necessary. By all means bring your children--any that are old enough to know Abraham Lincoln’s name. This is a movie that shows both the agony and ecstasy of being president in a way that only a great film can. It is not academic, but rather compellingly human, informative, even-handed and entertaining. It is violent but only enough to show the terrible toll the Civil War. Daniel Day-Lewis, in the named role, makes you believe you have been with Lincoln as he spoke or pondered, as he laughed and cried, when he achieved a victory (the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment, forever outlawing slavery in the United …
Monday, February 20, 2012
Find out who -- and what -- we celebrate on Presidents Day, as well as some other fun facts.
Check out any calendar and you’ll see that the third Monday in February is designated as Presidents Day, a holiday most commonly associated with two of the (arguably) most important presidents of our country, Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. But really, only one of those is accurate. Read on to find out who -- and what -- we celebrate on Presidents Day, as well as some other fun facts: 1. Abraham Lincoln and George Washington share the same birth month. Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809, while Washington was born on February 22, 1732 -- only some 10 days and 77 years apart. But while Honest Abe made some important contributions to our country’s history, the federal government never really saw him as Washington’s equal. Here’s why…