Saturday, November 8, 2014
Next year marks the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's assassination and funeral. There had never been an American president that had been assassinated, though there had been three previous presidents that had died in office. The next two weeks witnessed the largest state funeral this country had ever seen (or likely to see again) as President Lincoln's body was returned to his home in Springfield, IL. To commemorate this solemn occasion, the Lincoln Funeral Coalition is staging a re enactment of the Lincoln funeral in Springfield on May 1-3,2015. I will be attending as a mourner. Please consider attending either as a re enactor or just as a spectator as we say good bye again to a great American.