The Lincoln Highway
National Museum & Archives
102 Old Lincoln Way West
Galion, Ohio 44833

(202) 536-5329

2017--Email To William Greener III--2017

Chairman-Presidential Inaugural Parade
RE: Passed Over Again!!"


Bill..
 
Greetings..
 
The email concerns,
"The Lincoln Highway National Museum & Archives"
RECENT
 
 
 
"Application"
to
"Participate"
IN
 
 
"The 58th Presidential Inaugural Parade!!"
and
SUBSEQUENT
 
 
"Dear John Letter!!"
 
Accordingly,
"As You Might Expect"
WE ARE
"Disappointed"
in
NOT
being
"Selected"
in
"The First Round"
since
TIME
"Is"
of
"The Essence!!"
 
And..
 
Speaking of which,
having been
SELECTED
in
"The Second Round"
for
BOTH
 
 
 
"The 2005 & 2009 Parades"
we are
"Very Familiar"
with
"The Last Minute Drill"
and are
PREPARED
to
"Do The Same This Year"
SHOULD
"The Opportunity"
PRESENT
"Itself"
due to
"Circumstances"
and or
"Cancellations"
from
"The First Round!"
 
Accordingly,
"Can You Let Me Know"
IF
"That Might Be Possible"
and
"If So"
WHAT
"The Time Line Might Be"
so we can
SET
"Things In Motion"
and or
PULL
"The Plug"
(Have Scouts & Others Still Waiting In The Wings
as
"The Case May Be!!"
 
"Let Me Know What You Think"
and
"Feel Free"
to
CALL
 
 
"Anytime to Discuss!!"
 
Until then..
 
Warmest Regards,
 
 
Craig Harmon, Director
202-536-5329
www.lincoln-highway-museum.org
 
PS..
 
Now for
"A Little Historical Background"
on
"This Year's
THEME
i.e.
 
 
"Lincoln & Liberty"
and
"Presentation"
in
COOPERATION
with
"The Boys Scouts!!"
 
But First..
 
"The Goal"
is to
HONOR
"The Bridge"
aka
 
 
Colonel Robert N. Harper
CHAIRMAN
of..
 
 
"The 1917 Presidential Inauguration"
and..
 
 
"A Real Mover & Shaker"
THAT
"Makes It"
ALL
"Possible"
HISTORICALLY
"Speaking!!"
 
Accordingly,
"Not Only"
was
HE
"Chairman"
of..
 
 
 
 
 
"The 1917 Inauguration"
(Harper's Gold Medal)
but
HE
was also..
 
 
"Chairman"
of..
 
 
"The Washington Lincoln Highway Feeder Committee"
WHO
 
 
"Ghost Wrote"
 
 
"President Wilson"
aka
 
 
"The First Member"
of
The Lincoln Highway Association
 
 
 
"Letter"
that
BROUGHT
 
 
"The Washington Lincoln Highway Feeder"
to..
 
 
"The Nation's Capital"
via..
 
 
Pennsylvania Ave
aka
"The Inaugural Parade Route!!"
 
And..
 
"Speaking"
of
"The Inaugural Route"
it was..
 
 
 
 
 
"The Lincoln Highway Film"
HEADED
by...
 
 
"Colonel Harper"
that
LED
to
"The First Ever"
OFFICIAL
 
 
"Inaugural Film!!"
 
"Hard To Believe!!"
 
And..
 
"Then It Gets Better"
because
"Colonel Harper"
was also..
 
 
 
CHAIRMAN
of..
 
 
 
 
"The 1917 Mammoth Liberty Loan Bon Fire"
on..
 
 
"The White House Lawn"
who
GAVE
 
 
"The Command"
for..
 

 
"The President's Daughter"
to
LIGHT
 
 
"The Fire"
that
"Swept"
ACROSS
 
 
"The Continent"
with..
 
 
"The Boy Scouts"
HELPING
to
KINDLE
"A New"
LIBERTY'S
 
 
"Flaming Beacon!!"
 
"Pretty Cool!!"
 
And so...
 
"As You Can See"
 
 
COLONEL HARPER
is
"The Key"
THAT
"Ties"
EVERYTHING
"Together"
for
"A Once In A Lifetime"
INAUGURAL
"Parade!!
 
And then..
 
"It Gets Better"
with
"The Boy Scouts"
ESSENTIAL
 
 
"Liberty Loan"
 
 
"Drives"
that
"Helped"
WIN
"The First World War!!
 
Now..
 
"No Doubt"
YOU
"Might Be Wondering"
about
"The Boy Scouts"
and
The Lincoln Highway
CONNECTION.
 
Accordingly,
"In 1928"
 
 
"The Boy Scouts"
 
 
ADOPTED
The Lincoln Highway
CEMENTING
for..
 
 
"All Time"
THE LEGACY
of..
 
 
"Abraham Lincoln!!"
 
"Pretty Cool!!"
 
But then..
 
"It Gets Better"
i.e.
"In 1914"
FOUR
of
"The Five"
FIRST
 
 
"Presidential Eagle Scouts"
(2 hours before receiving their medals on Lincolns Birthday)
SERVED
as..
 
 
OFFICIAL
 
 
"Sentries"
for..
 
 
"The Lincoln Memorial"
 
 
"Ground Breaking"
CEMENTING
for
"All Time"
 
 
"The Scouts Role"
as
GUARDIANS
of
"The Legacy"
of
"Lincoln!!"
 
That being the case,
"The Great Nephew"
of..
 
 
Norris Gaddess
"The First Eagle Scout"
in
Washington, DC
and
PRESUMABLY
"The First Presidential Eagle Scout"
would carry..
 
 
"This Banner"
along with
"Douglas Watson"
(Career Foreign Service Officer Stationed In Viet Nam & Haiti)
SON
of..
 
 
"Francis Watson"
ONE
of..
 
 
 
"The 1915 Presidential Eagle Scouts"
and..
 
 
 
"A Two Time"
RECIPIENT
of..
 
 
 
 
"The Silver Star!!"
 
Moving along..
 
"Next"
would be
"An FDNY Honor Unit"
CARRYING..
 
 
"The 343 9/11 Helmet"
from..
 
 
"The 2005 Parade"
featuring
"Lincoln Highway Firemen"
(Stayed In Firehouses All Across The Country)
from
"The 2000-2002 Trip"
ACROSS
 
 
 
 
 
"The Continent"
(Raising Flag In All 450 LH Towns)
and
 
 
"Mickey Rooney"
who
"Years Ago"
SANG
 
 
"The Lincoln Highway Theme Song!!
 
Then comes..
 
 
"Lincoln"
(2005 Parade)
and..
 
 
"Liberty"
(2006 St Patrick's Day Parade)
along with..
 
 
 
(Mission Statement)
 
 
 
 
 
"The Sacred Fire of Liberty"
and
"An Eagle Scout Escort"
carrying
"The American Flag"
along with
"The 16 Lincoln Highway State"
and
"District of Columbia Flags"
similar to..
 
 
"The Firemen"
and..
 
 
"US Army Escort"
from
"The 2009 Parade!!"
 
And then..
 
"Let's Not"
FORGET
about..
 
 
"The Spirit Of The Lincoln Way Trophy"
from..
 
 
"The First Transcontinental Auto Race"
from..
 
 
"NYC to DC to SF"
in..
 
 
 
"1915"
making..
 
 
"It's First Public Appearance"
(Private Display At Scottish Rite House of Temple)
in
"Over 50 Years!!"
 
And so..
 
"There You Have It"
i.e.
"The Basics"
PLUS
"A Whole Lot More!!"
 
"Let Me Know What You Think!!"
 
Until then..
 
 


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