Lincoln birthday marked on Mall

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The audience remained in place until 25 wreaths were placed at the feet of the seated Lincoln statue. The wreath donors included President Bush, the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War, the Dames of the Loyal Legion of the United States, the 81st Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Friends of Hildee-Home of Robert Todd Lincoln, the American War Mothers and the Lincoln Commission at New York Avenue Presbyterian Church.

The United States Marine Band performed much of the music yesterday, including “Taps” from a lone bugler to conclude the hourlong program.

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