- Associated Press - Thursday, November 5, 2015

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is honoring the nation’s veterans by offering free admission to members of the military on Veterans Day.

The Springfield museum also will display portraits of fallen soldiers from Illinois on a screen in the museum’s main plaza. The “Portrait of a Soldier” exhibit, which features 287 hand-drawn portraits, will be shown alongside quotes about the military from the nation’s 16th president.

The portraits will be on display next week from Tuesday through Thursday.

Free admission is offered Wednesday to active and military personnel who show a proper military ID.

Military members also will get a discount on purchases in the museum gift shop.

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