THE DREAM FULFILLED
Abraham Lincoln - 16th President
Barack Obama - 44th President
Just 23 days after he takes office as the 44th President,
on February 12, 2009, Barack Obama will celebrate the
200th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, a fellow
president from Illinois whose dream that all people are free
was fulfilled with the historic election of Obama. Lincoln sacrificed
his life so that Obama could serve. Here they are both sitting before
the Illinois Statehouse where both began historic political careers.
Image created by The Coltons Point Times.