Friday, January 28, 2011

Mass Reading of Lincoln Speech

From the Jan. 24, 2011 Herald News (Il) "Lockport plans mass reading of Lincoln speech."

This will be done Feb. 11th in honor of Lincoln's birthday on the 12th and , the 150th anniversary of his leaving Springfield, Illinois, for Washington, DC, and the sesquicentennial of the Civil War.

At 11 am, those assembled will read Lincoln's Farewell Speech that he gave at Springfield's train depot Feb. 11, 1861, as he went on his was to DC to become president.

This is part of a larger effort to set a new world's record in Guinness to break the old mark at 223,363 that took place at 909 sites. The article listed one other place that it will be done at, Springfield's Western Depot, but I'm sure to get those numbers it will have to be done at many other locations.

Hope They Break the Record. --Old B-Runner

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