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Updated: Feb. 12, 2018 at 2:28 PM
Lincoln's 209th birthday commemorated at memorial
Re-enactors commemorate the 209th anniversary of Lincoln's birthday, on February 12, 2018 in Washington, D.C.
U.S. President Abraham Lincoln re-enactor Greg Edwards (L) and Gen. Ulysses S. Grant re-enactor Kenneth Serfass chat.
U.S. Civil War re-enactor soldiers in period uniform await a National Park Service-hosted event.
A US soldier in Civil War period uniform pauses. On Feb. 12, 1914, a dedication
was held and the first stone of the Lincoln Memorial was laid. It took eight years to complete the monument.
Edwards (R) and Serfass attend. Photo by Mike Theiler/UPI
Edwards (L) and Serfass pause during the Pledge of Allegiance. Photo by Mike Theiler/UPI
A U.S. Navy service member stands at attention among wreaths. Photo by Mike Theiler/UPI
A young man holds a commemorative flag for the Auxiliary to the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War.
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