everyone and every organization a distinctive and definitively
unique way to properly and effectively note for all those
who care, and for those who come after, and for all time,
that certain people have led lives that mattered and have
done the deeds that make remembering them an inspiration
and learning about them a lesson in greatness.
traditional ways to express communal appreciation for a
"job well done" or for "heroism" or
for "leading us to the proverbial promised land"
are many: Chevrons on a uniform, a portrait done in oil,
a marble bust, a plaque on a wall, a name on a building,
a name of a street, a bridge or even of a city, or declaring
a certain day a holiday during the year, or a big parade
through the Canyon of Heroes.
of these, and more like them, have their place. Each in
its own way and style represents heartfelt expressions that
need acting out to help us salute, thank and praise those
who made their lives so special that mere words could not
fully capture and convey what our inner being may be screaming
inside of us to communicate.
question is: "How much is enough?"
are times when even a combination of honors are not enough
to express the depth and homage that people want or need
to pay to a certain honoree.
country has minted untold numbers of pennies and five dollar
bills with the likeness of Abraham Lincoln on them. We have
built the Lincoln Memorial. Lincoln's figure was sculpted
on Mount Rushmore. And, many other things have been done
and or named for Abraham Lincoln: the Lincoln automobile,
and the Lincoln Home National Historic Site in Springfield,
Illinois. In addition, New Salem, Illinois (a reconstruction
of Lincoln's early adult hometown), Ford's Theatre, and
Petersen House (where he died) are all preserved as museums.
The Lincoln Shrine in Redlands, California, is located behind
the A.K. Smiley Public Library. The state nickname for Illinois
is Land of Lincoln. Counties in 19 US states (Arkansas,
Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi,
Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon,
South Dakota, Tennessee, West Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin,
and Wyoming) are named after Lincoln. Countless books have
been written about him.
more we know about Lincoln the more we want to know.
is this desire to know how men and women of magnanimity
did what they did; what makes or made them tick; what kinds
of adversities they may have had to overcome; what sacrifices
they may have had to make and what lessons can be learned
from their lives and how they lived them that Legendary
is committed to help immortalize persons being honored by
making available in an easy and flowing a style the many
elements of the lives of those men and women by incorporating
pieces of memorabilia, writings, publications and artistic
creations, likes and dislikes, the achievements that brought
him or her to be known, admired and loved, into sharp focus
by weaving together whatever is available in the way of
photographs, recordings, speeches, movies and the comments
of those who know and or knew honoree personally.