Thanks to @govTogetherBC for tweeting the link to this new BC government website: Abraham Lincoln Legacy | BC's digital commemoration of Lincoln's Life. Excerpt:
Welcome to the British Columbia government’s engagement site inviting citizens to collaborate on the preparation of a letter to mark the 150th Anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s death.
Premier Clark has received a request from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, asking her to prepare a letter that would reflect on the meaning of Abraham Lincoln and his legacy to British Columbians. The letter will be paired with a previous letter of condolences sent by the Governor and Legislature of the Colony of Vancouver Island to the United States in 1865 following President Lincoln’s assassination.
The Premier has asked Sam Sullivan, MLA for Vancouver-False Creek, to collaborate with British Columbians, on her behalf. During the month of February, and coinciding with Black History Month, Sam will be collecting comments and stories from British Columbians, especially those whose heritage is connected to Lincoln and the legacy he created. Submissions will be accepted until end of day February 28, 2015. All comments and submissions will be reviewed prior and some may accompany the final letter that will be sent to the museum in April, 2015.
We thank you for sharing a piece of your history with us today. One way to share your story is to leave a reply on the blog post below:
Click through to see the blog post, a welcome from Sam Sullivan—and if you have something to contribute, please do!