Today is Abraham Lincoln's birthday.
This piece came on KUSC this morning, as Nancy and I awoke. What an appropriate way to start this day.
This piece was composed by the legendary (and one of my favorite) American composer, Aaron Copeland, and was performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of Zubin Mehta. The narrator is actor Gregory Peck.
This man Lincoln, and this moving piece, are two more reasons I am proud to be an American.