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Today, we remember a pivotal moment in American history as we reflect on the passing of President Abraham Lincoln on April 15, 1865

In the darkness of April 14th, 1865, John Wilkes Booth's bullet pierced Lincoln’s head, altering the course of our nation's history.

The weight of the moment was intense as doctors rushed to attend to President Lincoln, but the severity of his wound left little hope.

Amidst the chaos, a crucial decision had to be made - where should the President spend his final moments? The White House was nearby, but the walk through Washington's unpaved streets posed a serious risk.

In a testament to the kindness of a stranger, Henry Safford opened his home, the Petersen boarding house, offering refuge to the President in his final hours.

In the early hours of April 15th, 1865, our nation mourned as Abraham Lincoln passed away at 7:22 a.m.

Today, let us honor the memory of Abraham Lincoln, a leader whose courage, compassion, and commitment to our nation continues to inspire us today.

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