Lincoln Association of Jersey City Marks 153rd Anniversary Celebration Year
The Lincoln Association of Jersey City will celebrate the 153rd anniversary of its founding at the annual tribute to Abraham Lincoln on his birthday, Monday, February 12, 2018.
At Noon, Past President, Michael Ricciardone, will host the 89th annual monument ceremony in honor of the Great Emancipator. A wreath will be laid at the statue of Lincoln at the entrance to Lincoln Park at Kennedy Boulevard and Belmont Avenue, Jersey City. Following Presentation of the Colors by the Hudson County Sheriff’s Department and the Pledge of Allegiance, Dr. Jules Ladenheim, past president of the Association, will recite Lincoln’s consoling letter to Mrs. Lydia Bixby.
At 5 P.M., the Association will host its annual dinner at the Liberty Prime Steakhouse, 111 Montgomery Street, Jersey City NJ 07302.
The banquet is open to the public and tickets may be purchased for $100.00 each through the website www.thelincolnassociationofjerseycity.com, by e-mail from firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mail to 111 Gifford Ave. Jersey City NJ 07304. Please request tickets by February 1, 2017.
The Lincoln Association is the oldest continuously operating association in the United States honoring Lincoln. It was formed shortly after Lincoln’s assassination in 1865 and since then has held a banquet in Jersey City every year on his birthday, February 12. Over the decades many figures of national importance have addressed the Association including people from the military and political worlds, historians, educators and civil rights leaders.