With Malice Toward None, With Charity For All

From President Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address

Text of Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address, The Lincoln Memorial, Washington, DC

With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation’s wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just, and a lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations.

April 10, 1865

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Flight 93 National Memorial

In Memory of 40 Heroes

Located in rural Somerset County, Pennsylvania, the Flight 93 National Memorial honors the 40 crew and passengers of United Airlines Flight 93 who died on September 11, 2001. The flight was hijacked by terrorists who intended to attack Washington, DC.  The plane crashed in a field near Shanksville after passengers and crew fought back against the terrorists who had taken control of the flight.

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Medieval Waiting

Waiting area outside the entrance to the Augustinian monastery, Santi Quattro Coronati, Rome, Italy.

Waiting area outside the entrance to the Santi Quattro Coronati Monastery in Rome, Italy. Currently, 13 Augustinian sisters reside in the monastery adjoining the 12th-century Santi Quattro Coronati basilica. The order is cloistered and has little contact with the public.  On the wall to the left of  the sitting area there is a small grilled window for communications and an old rotating cylinder cupboard originally meant for dropping off abandoned babies. Beginning in the mid 1500’s, the sisters ran on orphanage at the site for over 300 years.

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Last Day in Florence

I ended my four weeks in Florence with a visit to the most famous statue in the world, Michelangelo’s David. The Carrara marble statue weighs over five tons. (1501-1504) The photo has a slight red cast I couldn’t get rid of,

Silent Sunday

Michelangelo’s Tomb, Santa Croce, Florence, Italy.

Fading Memories

 

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