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

(202) 536-5329

1913--Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln Highway & Boy Scouts--2013
PASSED OVER
by

Presidential Inaugural Committee
and

White House
aka

NOT INVITED
to
Presidential Inaugural Parade
January 21, 2013
on

100th Anniversary
of..

"The Greatest Memorial"
aka

A Perpetual Memorial
The Lincoln Highway
"The Lincoln Highway will never be finished.
You and I will be able to drive over it from New York to San Francisco in 1915.
Perhaps ten years from now every mile will be of concrete,
but there will always be something more to do, some improvement to make.

Not only is the Lincoln Highway a perpetual memorial,
but a road to be perpetuated by the energies of future generations.
We are only laying the foundations now."

The best minds in the country are "laying the foundation now"
for the beautification of the Lincoln Highway..."

"They are working today that the tourist of fifty and one hundred years from now
may cross the country over the most beautiful and inspiring roadway in the world."

"The Lincoln Highway is to be something more than a road-
It will be a road with personality, a distinctive work
of which the Americans of future generations can point with pride-
an economic but also artistic triumph."

Carl D. Fisher, Founder
The Lincoln Highway
Chicago, Illinois
1914

"A Road Of Character"
(A Scroll Upon Which To Record The History Of Our Land..A River Of Life..A Symbol Of The March Of Humanity Toward Perfection)
and

"Show Road Of The World"
aka

"The Perfect Roadway"


aka
"Pennsylvania Ave"
aka

"The Inaugural Parade Route"
Turning
A DEAF EAR
to
President Clinton's
 CHARGE

Honor The Past-Imagine The Future
"Keep Alive...The Sacred Fire Of Liberty"
UPSETTING

"15 Years of Work"
to
HONOR

Bernard Queneau
100 Year Old Eagle Scout
(2012 Is The 100th Anniversary of The First Eagle Scout)

"The Only Living Member"
of

The 1928 Boy Scout Lincoln Highway Safety Tour
and
SPOILING
"A Nationwide Reveal"
of

"The Spirit of The Lincoln Way"
Statue/Trophy
last seen
"Over 30 Years Ago!!"

And...

"That's Just The Half Of It!!"
because
"Not Only Was"

The Lincoln Highway 
PASSED OVER
but
The Boy Scouts 
"Were As Well"
on
The 100th Anniversary
of

"The First Scout Inauguration"
ORCHESTRATED
by

Edgar Martin
"The First Scout Executive"
in

Washington
and

"The Father"
of

The 1928 Lincoln Highway Boy Scout Trip

And..

"Then It Gets Worse"
because
Edgar Martin's
Granddaughter
"Planned To Ride Along"
to
HONOR
Her Grandfather
and
RECEIVE
The Edgar Martin Flag
that

"Flew Over The US Capitol"

"His Grave"
and
FINALLY

"The Parade!!"

And..

"Then There's More"
because
"They Also Passed"
on
THE OPPORTUNITY
to

SHOWCASE

"The 1912 White House Electric"

driven by

President Wilson
aka

""The First Member 
of
The Lincoln Highway Association
on
The 100th Anniversary
of
HIS

"First Inauguration"
to
HIGHLIGHT

"President Obama's State Of The Union
CALL
for

"One Million Electric Vehicles On The Road  By 2015!!"

I mean...

"How Cool Is That"
ESPECIALLY
"When You Know"

The Lincoln Highway
was

"The Backbone"
of

"The Nation's 1914 Electric Charging Station Network!!"

And Yet..

"The Inaugural Committee"
TURNED A DEAF EAR
and
IGNORED
"This Once In A Lifetime Opportunity"
and
CHOSE
to

"Well...You Know"
INSTEAD!!

And..

"Speaking Of Which"
with
President Obama
TAKING
"The Oath Of Office"
on

"The Lincoln Bible"
for

"The Second Time"
(That's What They Said..But I Don't See It..And Since This Is The Official Ceremony The Public One On Monday Doesn't Count)
and

The State Of The Union Address
on
Lincoln's Birthday
"The Last One"
will
"Blow Your Mind"
since
"They PASSED On"
An Opportunity
for

Danial Day Lewis
aka
"The Golden Globe Best Actor"
and

"Oscar Nominee"
to
RIDE

"The Spirit"
of

"The Lincoln Way"
and
COMPLETE

"The Unfinished Journey"
with
"Oscar Nominated Director"
and

EAGLE SCOUT
Stephen Spielberg
who
OWNS
"The Norman Rockwell Masterpiece"

"The Spirit of Scouting"
(Note The Lincoln Image)
and
"You Might Recall"
recently had

"A Special Cast Showing "
at
The White House
who
"Produced A Film"
by
"The Same Name"
(The Unfinished Journey)
for

"The Millennium Ceremony"
at
The Lincoln Memorial

And this..

From 

"A President"
OFT

"Compared"
(Note The Credit Lines)
to

"The Man"

"Himself!!"

Dear Friends,
 
Well..

Needless to say,
"It Boggles The Mind!!"

BUT

"That's What Happened!!"
 
So...

Still
REELING
and
IN SHOCK
after being
PASSED OVER
for
"What Would Have Been"
OUR







4th
and
"Most Historic"
"Inaugural Appearance"
FIRED OFF
"An Informal Email"
to
Lou Pieh
The Inaugural Parade Participant Coordinator
who
ACTUALLY
"Sent The Dear John Email"
to
OPEN
"A Quick Line Of Communication"
and
MAKE SURE
"He Knew What Was At Stake!!"

However,
"After Three Hours"
and
NO
"Read Receipt"
(He Didn't Read It For 9 Days..And Then Did Not Reply)
due to
"The Urgency Of The Matter"
put..



2 & 2
"Together"
and
"Figured Out"
The Email Address
of..



The Parade Director
Lindsay Scola
and
"The Rest Is History!!"

Accordingly,
FIRED OFF
"A Second Email Directly To Her"
and
RECEIVED
"A Read Receipt"
some
"20 Minutes Later"
and
"Was For The Time Being Content With That"
since
IT
"Covered Most Of The Bases!!"

http://www.lincoln-highway-museum.org/PassedOver/PassedOver-00B-Index.html

However,
"Three Days Later"
RECEIVED
"A Phone Call"
from
"The Grandfather"
of..



Bobby Tomaszewski
an
"Eagle Scout Candidate"
from
Illinois
whom
"I'd Asked to Carry The Illinois Flag In The Parade"
since
The Lincoln Highway
was
"His Eagle Project!!"
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2012/03/17/aspiring-geneva-eagle-scout-looking-to-renovate-downtown-gazebo/zwf6yeb/?page=1

Accordingly,
"His Grandfather"
WANTED
to
KNOW
"The Answer"
to..



"The $64,000 Question"
i.e.
WHY
"Had We Been Passed Over!!"

Well..

Unfortunately,
"Couldn't Give Him An Answer"
and so
"Moments Later"
BEGAN
"The First Formal Email"
to
The Inaugural Parade Committee
aka
Lou & Lindsay
REQUESTING
"A Specific Answer"
as well as
"A Short History Lesson"
DETAILING
"The Significance"
of
The Lincoln Highway
IN CASE
"They Were"
IN..



"The Dark!!"

Unfortunately
"Never Heard From Lou"
but
RECEIVED
Thank you. We will be in touch on Wednesday. 

Lindsay Scola
"A Short & Encouraging Note"
http://www.lincoln-highway-museum.org/PassedOver/PassedOver-01R-Index.html
from
Lindsay
"Several Hours Later!!"

"Happy Days!"

"We Were Finally"



COMMUNICATING!!

Accordingly,
"Sent Her A Short Note In Reply"
and said..



"Stay Tuned"
for
MORE
"Background Information"
THE FIRST
of which covered..



"How We Got From Point A to B"
as well as



"The First Three Parades"
http://www.lincoln-highway-museum.org/PassedOver/PassedOver-02-Index.html
(94 Images-10 Mb & 8 Hours To Write)
THE SECOND
covered..



"The Vision"
for
The 2013 Parade
http://www.lincoln-highway-museum.org/PassedOver/PassedOver-03-Index.html
(138 Images-17 MB & 12 Hours To Write)
and
THE THIRD
covered..



Stephen Spielberg
and
"Assorted Subjects!!"
http://www.lincoln-highway-museum.org/PassedOver/PassedOver-04-Index.html
(25 Images-3 MB &  2 Hours To Write)
to which
"She Replied"
with
"A Strange Email"
STATING

Thank you so much for contacting us about being in the Parade this year. Unfortunately we canít take any more additions that did not get their submissions in before our November 30th deadline.

 Thank you again for your interest.

Best,

Lindsay

Lindsay Scola

Parade Director

2013 Presidential Inaugural Committee


"We Had"
MISSED
"The Deadline!!"

I mean..
"Where Did That Come From!!"

So..

"Fired Off A Quick Reply"
PROVING
"That Wasn't True"
http://www.lincoln-highway-museum.org/PassedOver/PassedOver-04R-Index.html
and
CALLED
"Later In The Day To Check In!!"

She
IMMEDIATELY
"Apologized"
saying
"She Sent The Wrong Email"
ACKNOWLEDGING
"We Were OK"
BUT
"Unfortunately"
THEY
"Decided"
NOT
to..

"Go Down That Route!!"

Well..

"Excuse Me"
BUT



"Thought There Was A Break In The Line"
because
"It Seemed"
INCONCEIVABLE
that
"Someone Would Actually Say That!!"

But..

THAT'S
"What She Said!!"

I mean..
"How Is that Possible!!"

But..

Apparently,
"They"
CONSCIOUSLY

and
DELIBERATELY
"Choose"
NOT
to
FOLLOW

"America's Guiding Star!!""

Well..

Needless to say..



"I Was In Shock"
and
"Try As I May"
COULDN'T
"Get Her To Be More Specific!!"

"Hard to Believe!!"

Accordingly,
"With The Writing On The Wall"
IT SEEMED
"Fruitless"
to
"Push Further"
so
"Let It Go At That!"
and
"The Next Morning"
CALLED
The White House
Chief Of Staff
to
"Let Them Know!!"

Unfortunately,
"They Weren't In On Saturday"
SO
"Left A Message!!"

Then..

"Monday Morning"
CALLED BACK
to
"Let Them Know"
LINCOLN
was
"Passed Over"
and
SEE
"What Could Be Done!!"

Accordingly,
"She Said She Would Check"
and
"Let Me Know!!"

Unfortunately,
THAT NEVER HAPPENED
and
"When I Called Back 9 Days Later"
concerning
"The Final Word"
(More On This Shortly)
and
"This Story's"
PLACE IN HISTORY
She Said,
"There Was Nothing"
THEY
aka
The White House
"Could Do!!"

Can You...Imagine That"

"The Most Powerful Man In The World"
and
"There Was"
NOTHING
"He Could Do"
to
HONOR
"Abraham Lincoln!!"

Well...

"What Can You Say!!"

Accordingly,
"Held Out"
to
THE VERY END
"Giving It"
FOUR MORE TRIES

http://www.lincoln-highway-museum.org/PassedOver/PassedOver-FU-01-Index.html

http://www.lincoln-highway-museum.org/PassedOver/PassedOver-FU-02-Index.html

http://www.lincoln-highway-museum.org/PassedOver/PassedOver-FU-03-Index.html

http://www.lincoln-highway-museum.org/PassedOver/PassedOver-FU-04-Index.html

before
GETTING
"The Final Word"
on
January 10th

Craig,

We still do not have any open positions in the parade.

Thanks for inquiring.

Best,

Lindsay

Lindsay Scola

Parade Director

2013 Presidential Inaugural Committee

http://www.lincoln-highway-museum.org/PassedOver/PassedOver-FU-04R-Index.html

And then..

"There Was One Last Shot"
(Note The Date Of The President's State Of The Union Address)
on..



January 12th
aka



Carl Fisher's Birthday

http://www.lincoln-highway-museum.org/PassedOver/PassedOver-FU-05-Index.html

And so..,

"As You Can See"

"The Stars Lined Up"
to
"The Very End!!"

BUT

"Unfortunately"
those
"In A Position To Fulfill The Vision"
were
"Wearing"



BLINDERS
making it
IMPOSSIBLE
to..



SEE
through



"Lincoln's Eyes"
and
ACCEPT



"The Many Gifts"
so..



LOVINGLY
"Prepared!!"

And so..

As
The 57th Inaugural Parade
is About to
"Step Off"
PLEASE
"Accept"
this
CHRONICLE
that
RECORDS
in
DETAIL
for
"All Time"
this
UNFORTUNATE
"Chapter"
in
"American History"

"Let Me Know What You Think!!"

Until then..

Warmest Regards,
 
 
Craig Harmon, Director
202-536-5329

PS..

There Is
ONE CHANCE
for
"A Make Good"
i.e.
The Emancipation Day Parade
down
Pennsylvania Ave
on
April 16th
BUT
"I Would Only Do It"
with
FULL RECOGNITION
and
SUPPORT
from
"The President!!"
 
NOT INVITED
to
Inaugural Parade
January 21, 2013
1913--Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln Highway  & Boy Scouts--2013
PASSED OVER
by
Presidential Inaugural Committee
and
White House
NOT INVITED
to
Inaugural Parade
January 21, 2013
Dear John Email Dear John Email

Dear Sir or Madam,

On behalf of the Presidential Inaugural Committee, we would like
to thank you for applying to participate in the 57th Presidential Inaugural
Parade. This 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 one.

We would again like to thank you for your application to take part
in the Parade. You have honored us, and your state, with your
willingness to participate in this historic event. 

Sincerely,
 Lindsay Scola
Director, Inaugural Parade
Presidential


Received:
December 19, 2012
11:19 PM
from
Lou Pieh
Presidential Inaugural Committee
Inaugural Parade Participant Coordinator

To Read "Informal Reply" to Lou Dated:
December 20, 2012
11:24 PM
14 Images
(5 Minutes To Write)

CLICK HERE

Read Receipt:
December 29, 2012
1:30 PM



No Reply

Dear Sir or Madam,

On behalf of the Presidential Inaugural Committee, we would like
to thank you for applying to participate in the 57th Presidential Inaugural
Parade. This 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 one.

We would again like to thank you for your application to take part
in the Parade. You have honored us, and your state, with your
willingness to participate in this historic event. 

Sincerely,
 Lindsay Scola
Director, Inaugural Parade
Presidential


Received:
December 19, 2012
11:19 PM
from
Lou Pieh
Presidential Inaugural Committee
Inaugural Parade Participant Coordinator

To Read "Informal Reply" to Lindsay Dated:
December 20, 2012
3:01 PM
14 Images
(7 Minutes To Write)


CLICK HERE

Read Receipt:
December 20, 2012
3:28 PM



No Reply

Dear John Letter



Received Via US Mail
December 23, 2012
Formal Email To Lou & Lindsay
Presidential Inaugural Committee
Request For Re-Consideration
Part #1
Formal Email To Lou & Lindsay
Presidential Inaugural Committee
Request For Re-Consideration
Part #2
Formal Email To Lou & Lindsay
Presidential Inaugural Committee
Request For Re-Consideration
Part #3

Formal Email To Lou & Lindsay
Presidential Inaugural Committee
Request For Re-Consideration
Part #1
December 23, 2012
Sent 7:59 AM

Background Information
Significance Of
The Lincoln Highway In American Life

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with
38 Images
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Formal Email To Lou & Lindsay
Presidential Inaugural Committee
Request For Re-Consideration
Part #2
December 26, 2012
Sent 6:17 AM

The Mission
The Lincoln Highway Comes Of Age
2001, 2005 & 2009 Inaugural Parades

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with
94 Images
(8 Hours To Write)

Formal Email To Lou & Lindsay
Presidential Inaugural Committee
Request For Re-Consideration
Part #3
December 27, 2012
Sent 2:29 AM

Vision For The 20013 Parade
100th Anniversary of Lincoln Highway
85th Anniversary of LH Boy Scout Trip


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with
137 Images
(12 Hours To Write
)


Response From Lou:
No Response

Response From Lindsay:
Thank you. We will be in touch on Wednesday.
 Lindsay Scola
December 23, 2013
Sent 1:13 PM

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For Complete Text & Short Reply
December 23, 2013
Sent 2:07 PM

Response From Lou:
No Response
N/A

Response From Lindsay:
No Response
N/A
Response From Lou:
No Response
N/A

Response From Lindsay:
No Response
N/A
Formal Email To Lou & Lindsay
Presidential Inaugural Committee
Request For  Re-Consideration
Part #4
Formal Email To Lindsay Scola
Parade Director
Presidential Inaugural Committee
1st Follow-Up
Formal Email To Lindsay Scola
Parade Director
Presidential Inaugural Committee
2nd Follow-Up
Formal Email To Lou & Lindsay
Presidential Inaugural Committee
A Few More Things
Part #4
December 28, 2012
Sent 3:32 AM

100th Anniversary 1st Eagle Scout
Steven Spielberg-Eagle Scout-Lincoln Movie
Spirit of the Lincoln Way

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with
25 Images
(2 Hours To Write
)

Formal Email To Lindsay Scola
Parade Director
Presidential Inaugural Committee
1st Follow-Up

December 30, 2012
11:50 am

Four Years Ago Today..We Were Selected
Lincoln & Scouts Are Prepared
Ready, Willing & Able

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with
7 Images
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Formal Email To Lindsay Scola
Parade Director
Presidential Inaugural Committee
2nd Follow-Up

January 4, 2012
11:37 am


Just Checking In..
Has A Slot Opened Up
Let Me Know..Yes or No


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)

Response From Lou:
No Response

Abbreviated Response From Lindsay:
Thank you. Didn't Get Application In On time.
 Lindsay Scola
December  28, 2013
Sent 11:00 AM

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For Complete Text & Reply..Not True
December 28, 2013
Sent 11:13 AM

Phone Call To Lindsay Scola
December 28, 2013
5:04 PM - 2 Minutes

Lindsay: Sorry About The Application Mix Up-
Sent The Wrong Email Response
Question: "What Do You Think??"
Question :"Why Were We Passed Over??"
Answer: "Decided Not To Go That Route!!"

Phone Call To White House Chief of Staff
December 29, 2013
11:32 AM
Saturday..No One In - Left Message

Response From Lindsay:
No Response

Phone Call To White House Chief of Staff
December 31, 2013
12:01 AM
Question: "Lincoln Was Passed Over..For No
Apparent Reason..Can Something Be Done??"
WH Staff: "Will Check Into It!!"
Response From Lindsay:
Read Receipt
January 4, 2013
11:39 AM

No Response
Formal Email To Lindsay Scola
Parade Director
Presidential Inaugural Committee
3rd Follow-Up
Formal Email To Lindsay Scola
Parade Director
Presidential Inaugural Committee
4th Follow-Up-In The News
Formal Email To Lindsay Scola
Parade Director
Presidential Inaugural Committee
5th Follow-Up-In The News
Formal Email To Lindsay Scola
Parade Director
Presidential Inaugural Committee
3rd Follow-Up

January 7, 2013
2:05 AM

Parade List Posted
40 Slots Still Open
Miami University

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with
5 Images
(1 Hour To Write)

Formal Email To Lindsay Scola
Parade Director
Presidential Inaugural Committee
4th Follow-Up-In The News
January 10, 2013
10:56 AM

In The News
Team Obama Trips Up
Lincoln Tops Oscar Nominations

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Formal Email To Lindsay Scola
Parade Director
Presidential Inaugural Committee
5th Follow-Up-In The News
January 12, 2013
9:30 AM

In The News
Obama To Deliver State Of Union Address
February 12th-Lincoln's Birthday


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)

Response From Lindsay:
No Response

Phone Call To Lindsay Scola
January 9, 2013
10:08 AM - 1 Minute

Lindsay: Sorry No Openings..
"The Parade Has Been Scaled Down!!"

Phone Call To White House Chief of Staff
January 9, 2013
10:16 AM
Abraham Lincoln Has Been Passed Over
This Will Not Go Down Well In History
WH: Did You Tell Lindsay That!!
"Nothing We Can Do!!"


Response From Lindsay:

Read Receipt
January 10, 2013
10:58 AM

Email From Lindsay:
Still No Open Positions In Parade
Thanks for Asking
January 10, 2013
12:09 PM

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For Complete Text


Response From Lindsay:
Read Receipt
January 12, 2013
9:37 AM

No Response

"End Of Story!!"
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January 21, 2013 2012--57th Inaugural Parade Application--2013
Submitted with 8 Page PDF
November 24, 2013
12:40 AM
January 21, 2013






First Official Application Photo





PDF of Online Application
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For Complete Text




 8 Page PDF Appendix
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Second Official Application Photo









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