Veterans meet at Lincoln's tomb in honor of bicentennial


Veterans from across Illinois met in Springfield to honor the bicentennial of the 16th President.

VFW members paid tribute to Abraham Lincoln at his burial site in Oak Ridge Cemetery on Saturday. It was the 62nd year for the event.

Four wreaths were placed in front of Lincoln's tomb. A banquet was also held Saturday night where awards were presented to the winners of the 2009 "voices of democracy" essay contest.

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