The release this month of Steven Spielberg’s movie “Lincoln” has put the spotlight back on our nation’s 16th president, an Eagle editorial notes. In addition to helping push through Congress the 13th Amendment outlawing slavery, President Lincoln also set apart the last Thursday of November as a national “day of Thanksgiving and Praise.” Even in the midst of the Civil War, Lincoln realized that our nation had much to be thankful for – as is also the case today.
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