I'm old enough to remember recognizing Both Washington's and Lincoln's birthdays being holidays. They were merged into President's Day, which has been expanded to recognie all presidents. I sometimes wonder if the two men originally hailed would be offended. Are their static monuments enough?

But then I consider that maybe those monuments aren't needed. Louis Kossuth said, "Let him who looks for a monument to Washington look around the United States. Your freedom, your independence, your national power, your prosperity, and your prodigious growth are a monument to him."

And Osborn Oldroyd said that Abraham Lincoln needs no marble shaft to perpetuate his name; his words are the most enduring monument, and will forever live in the hearts of the people.

So let's take some time today to give them the monument they deserve, by remembering their words and deeds, which really did reshape the world.

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