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Town, park to commemorate Lincoln's birthday

Abraham Lincoln
Posted at 4:11 AM, Feb 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-03 08:04:18-05

HODGENVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The town where President Abraham Lincoln was born will host activities this month to commemorate his 211th birthday.

Ceremonies will be held on Feb. 12 in downtown Hodgenville, Kentucky, and at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park, officials said.

Local officials plan to attend the first ceremony, which will include a flag raising and wreath laying, according to the statement from Lincoln Days Celebration.

The event at the national park will include a procession from the visitor center to the Memorial Building and a wreath laying.

Afterward, a luncheon at the LaRue County Extension Building will feature Centre College President John Roush, who will speak about Lincoln's leadership style and legacy.


This version corrects the time element in the lede to this month.