for the note and update..
you might imagine..we are disappointed in not being able to make an
appearance this year..for a variety of reasons..
and foremost..is the once in a lifetime alignment of the 100th
Anniversary of the Lincoln Highway & the opportunity to honor
the 100 year old Eagle Scout and only living member of
the 1928 Boy Scout Lincoln Highway Safety Tour.
this will NEVER happen again..
based on being a unique participant in the last 3 Inaugural
Parades..and a highlighted entry in the 2009 parade
even though there
was a similar oversight in the Lincoln Bicentennial Year and we didn't
make the first cut..
it seemed highly likely that a 4th would
certainly be possible..
based on this unique circumstance and the Nationwide Appeal of
The Lincoln Highway and Abraham Lincoln..who was of course
Lincoln Highway was America's First Transcontinental Highway
and goes through 16 states..as well as Washington DC..where
the route is actually Pennsylvania Ave..aka the parade route..
addition to the fact Robert Harper, Chairman of President Wilson's 1917
Inauguration was the Chairman of the Washington Lincoln Highway
being the case..have been working on this for the last 3 years and
added the last two elements...
the 1912 White House Electric and 1915
Henry Joy Packard..
to the base
presentation highlighting Bernard with the
thinking..how could I not..after discovering the little known fact The
actually owned 3 Electric Vehicles from 1909-1928 and that
President Wilson drove the 1912 Baker a regular basis and even
took it on vacation!!
So..based on President Obama's call for
One Million Electric Cars by the year 2015..it seem a logical addition
to highlight his Call To Action..
in addition to the
fact President Wilson was the first member of the Lincoln
being the case..a jump from the White House Electric to Bernard
seemed too abrupt..so added the 1915 Henry Joy Packard to
smooth the transition..
which might have been too much..but again..the
history is there..so how could I not..
if need be can drop those two elements and just go with The Fire Truck,
The 1929 REO and Bernard if that will help matters..
might be a slot in the 2nd round after you hear back from everyone..
addition, there are two more unique opportunities at stake..
recently noticed Steven Spielberg and the cast of Lincoln were guests
of the President for a private screening at the White House..
which opens the door for Daniel Day
Lewis to ride on the Spirit of the Lincoln Way Fire Truck as
since President Obama is such a STUDENT of the 16th
President and took the Oath of Office on the Lincoln Bible..
could also ride on the Fire Truck which might be unique way to honor
Mr. Spielberg for his support)
speaking of the Spirit of the Lincoln Way..just last week completed a
4000 mile...6 day road trip to Utah pick up one of a kind
1915 Spirit of the Lincoln Way Statue
so it could be showcased
to the American People for the 100th Anniversary after 30 years in
is also the 100th Anniversary of the first Boy Scout Inauguration in
1913 and Edgar Martin the Chief Scout in Washington
who put it
all together..was also responsible for the 1928 Boy Scout Lincoln
So..needless to say
there is a lot going on..historically speaking..
being the case...I will need to be able to give some reason
beyond..there were a lot of entries..why these unique Lincoln related
chapters in American History were not invited to participate in the
2013 Inaugural Parade..
charge for the Lincoln Highway Comes of Age..A Nationwide Millennium
Project & The Lincoln Highway National Museum
& Archives came from President Clinton in his 1999 State of the
Honor The Past-Imagine The Future..Keep Alive
The Sacred Fire Of Liberty!!!
Accordingly, since the
application required a short and sweet explanation..many of
these details and other subtleties...
(including the fact I
have a lock of Mr. Lincoln's Hair that has traveled with me the last 15
years and has been in the past 3 Parades)
were not able to be included which unfortunately
did not give PIC the complete picture..and true significance of the
you SEE if there is SOMETHING that can be done..based on these new
facts..and a possible 2nd round opening..and or provide an explanation
for the Passover..
your prompt reply..since it is STILL possible..
Lincoln Highway National Museum & Archives
put together a more detailed presentation if necessary with full
historic documentation if need be..
Original Message -----
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 11:13 PM
Thank you for applying to participate in the 57th Presidential
Dear Sir or
On behalf of
the Presidential Inaugural Committee, we would like to thank you for
applying to participate in the 57th Presidential Inaugural Parade.
letter is to inform you that unfortunately, your group was not chosen
to participate in the 2013 Inaugural Parade.
We received thousands of
applications from across the country, and this decision was not an easy
again like to thank you for your application to take part in the
You have honored us, and your state, with your willingness to
participate in this historic event.
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You are Visitor #
Since January 12, 2013