- Published: Wednesday, 15 March 2006 16:00
- Written by The Rev. John Garlington
On March 9, 1832, future President Abraham Lincoln, in his first public political address said, "Upon the subject of education … I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people may be engaged in. That everyone may receive at least a moderate education … appears to be an object of vital importance."