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Lincoln Birthplace to participate in Memorial Day service

The tribute will feature livestreams, demonstrations, historic talks, a wreath-laying ceremony, a “Taps” salute, reading of names and a national cemetery tour.

HODGENVILLE, Ky. — The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace will help host a virtual Memorial Day service saluting America’s fallen soldiers. The national historical park in central Kentucky said in a statement that it will join 29 others to put on a social media event Monday that will start at 8 a.m. and last more than 13 hours. 

The statement says the tribute will feature livestreams, demonstrations, historic talks and other activities including a video tribute of park rangers from Maryland to Montana reciting the “Gettysburg Address."

Other highlights include a National Moment of Remembrance, a wreath-laying ceremony, a “Taps” salute, reading of names and a national cemetery tour. 

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May the 4th be with you! Visual description: Scrolling text of the Gettysburg Address in the style of Star Wars.

Posted by Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park on Sunday, May 3, 2020