President Abraham Lincoln honored on 209th anniversary of his birth

- A wreath-laying and observance ceremony is taking place at D.C.'s Lincoln Memorial Monday to mark the two-hundred and ninth anniversary of the birth of the nation’s sixteenth President.

Abraham Lincoln was born in Kentucky in 1809. He held office from 1861 until his assassination in 1865.

The U.S. Armed Forces will conduct a Presidential Full Honor Wreath-Laying Ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial which was dedicated in 1922.

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