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Surratt Conference Makes A Special Award
03-17-2014, 01:22 PM
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Quote:For those of you who were unable to attend the Surratt Conference this week, I want to fill you in on a special award to a special person. The Surratt Society membership now numbers in the 1600s. There are four various categories of membership: Volunteers, General, Life, and Honorary.

[quote]The latter category is the smallest because few people have earned the level of service to both the Society and the Lincoln assassination field to be awarded the honor. In its forty years, the Society has only honored less than ten people.

At this conference, however, we added another name to the list when we announced that MR. ROGER J. NORTON has been named an Honorary Member for his all-around service to the Society and the Lincoln history field in general through his Abraham Lincoln Research Site, which has assisted students and scholars for nearly twenty years (and was the first internet site of that type to be acknowledged by placement on the Library of Congress' Resource Center), and of course, for this wonderful forum dedicated to Lincoln studies.

Roger could not be present at Saturday night's banquet to receive his award in person, but we were able to get him on the phone for the presentation. Congratulations to our friend and teacher!

Here is Roger's Award - courtesy of Dave Taylor's Twitter -

   

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03-17-2014, 07:12 PM
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Dear Roger
Words can only inadequately describe the gratitude we all owe you,
Thank you so much Smile
Tom
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03-18-2014, 12:11 AM
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awww ... I'm getting all emotional too! I couldn't think of a sweeter, humbler, more deserving guy!
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03-18-2014, 03:56 AM
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Thank you to all for your kind words. And that comes from the heart, believe me!

I feel very fortunate as I have several friends from my high school days trying to figure what to do in retirement. The fact that I have been able to find my niche working with computers and Lincoln is a true blessing.
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03-18-2014, 10:38 AM
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Congratulations Roger!!
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03-18-2014, 03:29 PM
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Congrats, Roger. And thanks for giving us all a wonderful place to meet online.
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03-19-2014, 05:57 PM
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Congratulations my friend. Well deserved!
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03-24-2014, 12:39 PM
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Congratulations Roger for receiving a well deserved honor. Thank you for all that you do to keep us interested in keeping history alive.
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03-25-2014, 07:24 PM
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Roger, your efforts have not only advanced the study of our 16th President, to all ages and levels of interests, but they have also fostered great friendships. We all owe you a great debt of gratitude to a true friend and gentleman.
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03-26-2014, 09:02 AM
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I am thinking that most of us have never had the pleasure of meeting Roger.This man is truely the"Last Word"!He has become a humble"Legend in his own Time"! Thank you Roger for being my FRIEND!
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03-27-2014, 07:23 AM
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Roger,
I know we spoke through email but I though I would post here too! Wink Congratulations on a well-deserved award!!

"Right or wrong, God judge me, not man."
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03-27-2014, 08:19 AM
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I congratulated Roger through email as well but I would like to thank him for all the hard work he puts into being the moderator of this excellent forum.

Congratulations, Roger!
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03-27-2014, 11:19 AM (This post was last modified: 03-27-2014 11:19 AM by BettyO.)
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Agreed! Thanks ever so much Roger for a job well done!

"The Past is a foreign country...they do things differently there" - L. P. Hartley
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04-02-2014, 09:24 PM
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Well done sir! You do what you do very well.
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