Lincoln's 209th birthday commemorated at memorial (11 images)

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