Crowd celebrates centennial of Lincoln memorial

HODGENVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A crowd has gathered in central Kentucky
to celebrate the centennial of a memorial built to honor President
Abraham Lincoln.
The ceremony was filled with historical significance as Rabbi
Joseph Rapport, who represented a temple that took part in the
dedication ceremony 100 years ago, said the opening prayer. A
Catholic priest who represented a church involved in the original
dedication closed the centennial celebration.
The event on Monday at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National
Historic Park near Hodgenville was attended by local and state
officials as well as fourth-graders from Abraham Lincoln Elementary
School in Hodgenville, who are studying history, The News-Enterprise reported.
State Rep. Michael Meredith said he was glad the class because
"our history is only our history if we share it with the next generation."


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