|This is Lincoln's home in Springfield, Illinois.|
|Here I am on Lincoln's doorstep.|
|That's me at Lincoln's Tomb|
|The Lincoln monument in Washington D.C. (abt 2001)|
Only last year did I really learn a lot about the challenges that Lincoln faced after his election. I had not realized that the US was on the brink of civil war just as he stepped into office. For a man who faced depression and so much sadness in his life to be such a leader for our country is truly amazing.
Which brings me to the next President that I admire- Franklin Delano Roosevelt. His memorial in Washington D.C. is unique in its combination of water and stone throughout. Several years ago I was able to visit the memorial and took these pictures.
|The FDR monument at night in Washington D.C.|
|FDR with his loyal dog, Fala|