The Lincoln Temple?


My father-in-law is in town for the birth of our son (pictures coming soon!) and going to all the sites of D.C. I noticed in his tour book that the Lincoln Memorial is dedicated as a “Temple.”


Engraved directly over the head of Lincoln (not visible in the picture) are the words:

IN THIS TEMPLE
AS IN THE HEARTS OF THE PEOPLE
FOR WHOM HE SAVED THE UNION
THE MEMORY OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN
IS ENSHRINED FOREVER

Lincolnian Hyper-Dulia? Anybody know the story behind this?

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