The lives of Lincoln, MLK and Obama converge on this moment in time in a way that seems only possible in stories or movies. Did this really happen? Did we really do this? Of course, we did, well aware of the historical impact. But could we be witnesses to a greater historical moment? Did the citizens of Lincoln's time appreciate what they had in him? Are we participants in one of the turning points in American history? Only time will tell. For now, we can revel in the grandeur and say "I was there. I played a part."