Tag Archives: Abraham Lincoln

By Utah National Parks Council
Nov 11, 2018

Veteran’s Day Quotes: We Will Never Forget

With nearly 22 million veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces living among us, chances are good that at least one of these American heroes is a family member or close friend of you or someone in your Scouting unit. Though these men and women deserve our recognition and thanks every day, November 11th is Veterans […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Feb 12, 2014

President’s Day: Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln, Disneyland

I love Disneyland. We go every year and the first thing we do when we enter the park is to go see “Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln.” It is inspiring. A few years ago, we found ourselves there on September 11 and as usual made our way to the Lincoln theater the first morning. We […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Dec 27, 2013

Arnold Friberg 100 Years in the Making

Arnold Friberg turned 100 on December 21st and in celebration 300 of his pieces are on display at an exhibit at the Gateway. This exhibit is the only time the entire collection will be displayed. Typically, because of cost, the exhibit is distributed in sections to different locations. Cost to tour the exhibit is $16 […]

By Community Submission
Nov 27, 2013

Lincoln’s Proclamation of Thanksgiving

Proclamation of Thanksgiving Washington, D.C. October 3, 1863 This is the proclamation which set the precedent for America’s national day of Thanksgiving. During his administration, President Lincoln issued many orders similar to this. For example, on November 28, 1861, he ordered government departments closed for a local day of thanksgiving. Sarah Josepha Hale, a 74-year-old […]

By Brent Ashworth
Nov 21, 2013

150 Years Ago a Two-Minute Speech Changed a Nation

“A nation is a patchwork of communities that differ from each other and may be governed differently. But regardless of how local communities differ, they all have one point in common: In the United States, local government means self-government. Good citizens help to make decisions about their community through their elected local officials.” [1] Read […]

By Brent Ashworth
Nov 13, 2013

This Week in History Nov 5

This week in history: 1499 – Publication of the Catholicon in Treguier (Brittany). This Breton-French-Latin dictionary was written in 1464 by Jehan Lagadeuc. It the the first Breton dictionary as well as the first French dictionary. 1757 – Seven Years’ War (Do you know what it was called in America?): Frederick the Great defeats the allied […]