Tributes on 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's assassination

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ford's Theatre commemorated the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's assassination with tours and performances around the clock.

The theater where Lincoln was shot commemorated his death Tuesday and Wednesday with extensive access to the site, tours and panel discussions. On Tuesday night, the theater hosted a tribute performance for Lincoln, followed by a candlelight vigil outside. A free simulcast of the tribute was shown at the National Portrait Gallery.

On Wednesday morning at the moment when Lincoln died at 7:22 a.m., the National Park Service hosted a wreath-laying ceremony, and a brass band played taps. At 8 a.m., bells tolled at locations across Washington in Lincoln's honor.


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