Visitors Honor Anniversary of Lincoln Assassination

 Springfield - An icon, a hero, and a man who changed history, Abraham Lincoln is the face of a nation.    

This month, and next, his life and death will be honored all across Springfield, with visitors from far and near paying their respects.

"Abraham Lincoln is a figure who is revered around the globe, so when you come to a place like his final resting place here at the Lincoln tomb, it's a particularly moving place for people to reflect on the meaning of freedom," said Justin Blandford, superintendent of Springfield state historical sites.

For those visiting the tomb on the 150th anniversary of the night Lincoln was shot at Ford's Theatre, they say it's not too hard to look around and see the influence and impact the president still has.

"President Lincoln gave so much to this country.  He gave so much to humanity.  He wanted freedom and equality for all people.  Even today, it's very, very relevant because all people can contribute to the greatness of America," said Junifer Hall, CEO of the Katie Hall Education Foundation.

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum will have a special ceremony Wednesday honoring the 150th anniversary of his death, beginning at noon, in Union Square Park.

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