Remembering Lincoln

It’s a Tweetup, a flash mob to remember Lincoln.

Saturday morning saw a trickle grow to 20 people as a man with yellow tulips in one hand and a retriever’s leash in the other placed flowers on the stoop of Petersen House precisely at 7:22 a.m. to remember the 152nd anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s death.

Each year, a small group gathers at the old boardinghouse across the street from Ford’s Theatre where the final shot of the Civil War killed the president. A re-enactor announces Lincoln’s death. A moment of silence and reading of Walt Whitman’s “O Captain! My Captain!” follows.

And then the group disperses into the early morning for another year.


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Rick Snider is a native Washingtonian, long-time journalist and licensed tour guide since 2010.
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