National Park Service hosts event to mark Lincoln's 209th birthday

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National Park Service hosts event to mark Lincoln's 209th birthday

A young man holds a commemorative flag for the Auxiliary to the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War during a National Park Service-hosted event to mark the 209th anniversary of US President Abraham Lincoln's birthday, February 12, 2018, at the Lincoln Memorial, in Washington, D.C. Considered one of America's greatest presidents, Lincoln is remembered for preserving the Union after the Civil War and freeing slaves with the Emancipation Proclamation. Photo by Mike Theiler/UPI

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