Founding Fathers Washington and Lincoln

Date and Time: 
Monday, February 15, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Ben Martin

February is an important month for America!  In this month were born our two great Presidents – George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.  Today we will pay tribute to them.  Borrowing from the Gettysburg Address “…it is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this”.

George Washington and Abraham Lincoln

These were great men!  They devoted their lives to creating a “…new nation, conceived in Liberty & dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal…” In doing so they hoped to make our lives, and ultimately the lives of all mankind better.  Without them we would not be where we are today; we would have no Liberty!  [What is Liberty!?!] 

They were both Founding Fathers! 

Washington, as the Father of Our Country, was famously eulogized as ‘…1st in War, 1st in Peace, and 1st in the Hearts of his Countrymen.’  We will look at why that is so!

Lincoln, as the Father of Our 2nd Founding, completed America’s Founding Vision – ‘A New Nation, conceived in Liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all are created equal!’  We will look at that too!

Come join us in celebrating their achievements and in learning what they did for our nation, for mankind, for us; and why we must never forget their vision of America, and pass along their Lessons, so as to “…secure the blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our posterity.”

About our Speaker: Ben Martin

Ben has been interested in our American Founding Heritage since he was very young. He learned it at home, from parents & other family members, and from the books they read to him and those they gave him to read.  

After high school, he went to West Point and found himself in the middle of the 13 original colonies, the Revolutionary War, and the birthplace of our American Founding Heritage. After graduating from West Point he went into the Army - in all spending 30 years under a solemn oath to '...protect & defend the Constitution from all enemies, both foreign & domestic...'

Ben is a frequent speaker at area clubs and organizations, and teaches a course he developed on our American Founding Heritage (AFH). The course covers all 4 of the essential elements of the AFH: America's Founding Principles; The Declaration; The Revolutionary War; and The Constitution

Registration is Required




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