Souvenir of the Unveiling, Dedication and Presentation of the Abraham Lincoln G. A R. Memorial Monument
Excerpt from Souvenir of the Unveiling, Dedication and Presentation of the Abraham Lincoln G. A R. Memorial Monument: Dedicated to the Veterans of the Civil War, 1861-1865, at Long Beach, California, July 3rd, 1915 "With malice toward none, with charity for all; with firmness for the right as God gives us to see the right." These immortal synonymns expressed by the greatest American, in whose memory has been erected the only granite monument in America, carved after the model of Augustus St. Gaudens, ring out with greater emphasis, if possible, than when uttered by the great-souled and unassuming Lincoln himself, more than half a century ago. The patriotism of men, the unfaltering faith in the great Emancipator; the loyalty of women then, and their untiring efforts in behalf of the Veterans of the civil war now; the restoration and preservation of the Union, all tend to the perpetuation of peace and prosperity throughout our great domain. And in these years that are witnessing the rapid decline in longevity of the Veterans of the civil war, whose modesty has in too many instances, deprived the public of many brilliant experiences and reminiscences well worth narrating, the publishers of this souvenir volume are pleased to improve this opportunity to crown the sterling worth of the victors who erected and successfully dedicated the Abraham Lincoln, G. A. R. monument, with the laurels of recognized efficiency and priceless patriotism. For nearly ten years after the foundation had been laid in Pacific park, various fruitless efforts had been made to erect a monument in honor of the Veterans of the civil war. Finally there came among us those possessed with the rare quality of invincibleness that overcame every obstacle and who "builded they had planned," and not only glorified all Southern California, in a memorial to Abraham Lincoln, dedicated to the Veterans of the civil war, but made for themselves a name of priceless value. These names will be found and recognized in the following pages, with portraits and pictures illustrating the work and commemorating the workers. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.