Wednesday, April 15, 2015

In honor of the remembrance of President Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States

Pursuant to a Presidential Proclamation, Wednesday, April 15, 2015 has been proclaimed as a Day of Remembrance for President Abraham Lincoln. As such, Florida Gov. Rick Scott encourages all Floridians to honor President Lincoln's life and legacy with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities.

In honor of the remembrance of President Abraham Lincoln, “I hereby direct the flags of the United States and the State of Florida to be flown at half-staff at all local, state, and federal buildings, installations, and grounds throughout the State of Florida. The flags shall be lowered immediately and remain at half-staff until sunset today, Wednesday, April 15, 2015”, wrote Gov. Scott in a memo released earlier today.

Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865.  Lincoln led the United States through the Civil War, and in doing so, he preserved the Union and abolished slavery.