155th Anniversary events

Lincoln Association of Jersey City Marks 155th Anniversary Celebration Year

The Lincoln Association of Jersey City will celebrate the 155th anniversary of its founding at the annual tribute to Abraham Lincoln on his birthday, Wednesday, February 12, 2020.

At Noon, Vice President, Ms. Marianne Costello, 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 6:00 PM the Association will host its annual dinner at the Liberty House Restaurant, in Liberty State Park in Jersey City.

Our speaker this year is Mr. Ron Semple, once the youngest editor of the Jersey Journal, He served during the Korean War as a Marine and is the author of the acclaimed “Black Tom – Terror on the Hudson” about the 1916 German sabotage of the WW 1 ammunition piers behind the Statue of Liberty.

The banquet is open to the public and tickets may be purchased for $100.00 each elsewhere on this his website www.thelincolnassociationofjerseycity.com, or requested by by e-mail from lincolnassociationjc@google.com, or by mail to 111 Gifford Ave. Jersey City NJ 07304. Please request tickets by February 1, 2019.

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.

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