Monday, August 24, 2015

Lincoln Tomb

Another must see site in Springfield is the Lincoln tomb.  The halls of the tomb are filled with Lincoln statues and plaques with portions of some of his memorable speeches.  The pictures are in order as one walks through the tomb counter clockwise.
 Little Caroline was sick this afternoon so only the boys came with me to the tomb.  They handled it very well, being respectful when needed plus there were also reenactors outside (post on a later day explaining that) that helped grip their attention as well.
Of course the main site there is where Lincoln is actually buried.  In this case he's actually under this marble block to prevent the grave robbers that were a very real threat in the years right after his death.
On the wall behind the viewer is the rest of Lincoln's family (except Robert who ended up in Arlington).

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