Remembering President Lincoln 150 Years Later
on Wednesday, April 15, 2015
observances to mark the anniversary of the assassination.
After proceeding westward across the continent, Lincoln’s funeral train returned to Illinois, carrying his remains for interment in Springfield in accordance with the wishes of his widow, Mary Todd Lincoln. The Springfield-based Lincoln Funeral Coalition is in the final stages of planning a massive ceremony and observance to be held on Saturday, May 2, and Sunday, May 3, to re-enact the return of Mr. Lincoln to Springfield. The event will symbolize the reconciliation of the two halves of the country that had temporarily been driven apart by the Civil War. Rep. Dan Brady has introduced HJR 34 to recognize this anniversary and re-enactment.