Skip to content

Many Would Still Remember

February 3, 2016

If George Washington had not become President, many would still remember him. They would remember his courage in battle, his restraint after victory, and his fairness at the Constitutional Convention.

If Thomas Jefferson had not become President, many would still remember him for the following sentence: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

If Theodore Roosevelt had not become President, many would still remember him. They would remember the prolific author whose first book was the monumental Naval War of 1812. They would remember the Colonel who led his men up Kettle Hill to victory. They would remember the reform governor who fought corruption in the state of New York.

If Abraham Lincoln had not become President, many would still remember him. They would remember the orator who delivered the “House Divided” speech in the Illinois State Capitol. They would remember the winner of the Lincoln-Douglas Debates. They would remember the lawyer with the well-deserved nickname “Honest Abe.”

More than 40 men have become President of the United States. Only four are on Mount Rushmore. If these four had never served as President, perhaps the likenesses of four others would have been carved there. But even without the Presidency, even without a monument, many would still remember these four.

Advertisements
Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: