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Despite resurrecting the memory of Abraham Lincoln whenever politically advantageous, Barack Obama has decided to give a pass on attending the official 150th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address Celebration, as reported by both The Patriot-News of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania and The Republic of Columbus, Indiana on Oct. 31, 2013.
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John Usher and Sally Jewell share the distinction of both serving their nation as the Secretary of the Interior.
The difference is that Usher accompanied his president 150 years ago to the Pennsylvania battlefield. This year, Secretary Jewell will be flying solo.
Barack Obama ensured the citizenry was reminded of the first Republican ever elected president during key historic moments in his political career.
- Obama was the keynote speaker at the dedication of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, IL.
- In 2007, Obama announced his candidacy for the presidency from the steps of the Old State Capitol in Springfield, as did Lincoln in 1857.
- In 2009, Obama utilized the Lincoln Family Bible to be sworn into his first term.
- Again in 2013, Obama used the same Lincoln Sacred Writ to be sworn into his second term.
According to the official White House website, the presidential schedule for Nov. 19, 2013 consists of nothing. He'll be taking the day off.
As posted, during the sesquicentennial of the historic event at Gettysburg, the presidential dance card is listed as "No public schedule."
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