Abraham Lincoln 2009 Bicentennial Commemoration

© Photographed July 5 and September 13, 2015
Erected 2009 by Wisconsin Bicentennial Commission
Milwaukee County War Memorial Center
Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
43.040493,-87.897143
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ABRAHAM LINCOLN
2009 Bicentennial Commemoration
"It is said an Eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence, to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him the words: "And this, too, shall pass away.' How much it expresses! How chastening in the hour of pride! How consoling in the depths of affliction! 'And this, too, shall pass away.' And yet, let us hope, it is not quite true. Let us hope, rather, that by the best cultivation of the physical world, beneath and around us, and the best intellectual and moral would within us, we shall secure an individual, social, and political prosperity and happiness, whose course shall be onward and upward, and which, while the earth endures, shall not pass away."
Speech delivered September 30, 1859 to Wisconsin State Agricultural Society
(Last Paragraph)

Plaque presented by Governor Jim Doyle and the
Wisconsin Bicentennial Commission at the October 10, 2009
Bicentennial Commemoration hosted at the Milwaukee Memorial Centers
Support provided by a gift from the Bradley Foundation.

The memorial is located at the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, located at 750 North Lincoln Memorial, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202.

Milwaukee County War Memorial Center

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The plaque is visible at the base of the statue.





 View of the Milwaukee Art Museum from the statue's location.


The plaque is located at the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center.

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