Lincoln Museum to offer free admission to veterans


Springfield (AP) -- The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is offering free admission to veterans and current service members this Veterans Day.


In a news release, Gov. Pat Quinn says it's the state's way of saying "thank you" to those who serve.


The Chicago Democrat says the state is inspired by what military personnel and veterans have done and "we want those heroes to be inspired by Abraham Lincoln's life and words."


Admission to the museum in Springfield is usually $12 for adults and $7 for active-duty military.


But those who show a valid military ID will get in free on Monday. Their spouses and dependents age 16 and older may enter for $7. Admission for younger children is $6.

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