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Photos - February 12, 2009

ALBC Signature Events
Photos - February 12, 2009

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Assembling the tent for Feb. 12, 2009 Breakfast Tribute

Crews work early morning for rededication and wreath laying ceremony at the Memorial.

Sun rise, Feb. 12, 2009.

 

U.S. Marine Band practices early morning.

ALBC Town Halls Director Theresa Caldwell (left), Lincoln Presenter Chester Damron, and ALBC Executive Director Eileen Mackevich.

ALBC State Liaison (W-VA) and Lincoln Presenter Jim Rubin.

 

Dais at the Lincoln Memorial. From left to right: Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, DC Government representative Stephanie Scott, ALBC Commissioner Chief Justice Williams, Lithuanian Ambassador Andrius Bruzga, Sen. Dick Durbin, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, ALBC Co-Chair Harold Holzer, Judge Scott Stucky, Rev. Daniel Coughlin, and Poet Nikki Giovanni.

Presentation of the Colors.

Michael Feinstein and U.S. Marine Band.

Presidential Wreath.

 

ALBC Co-Chair Sen. Durbin.

ALBC Co-Chair Harold Holzer.

Secretary of the Department of Interior Ken Salazar.

Sec. Salazar presents the Presidential Wreath.

ALBC Commissioner Chief Justice Frank Williams (Ret.) and children from John Thomson Elementary School recite the Gettysburg Address.

Judge Scott Stucky, Master of Ceremonies.

 Hundreds of Lincoln enthusiasts from around the nation paid tribute on Lincoln’s 200th birthday.

Rev. Daniel Coughlin, and Poet Nikki Giovanni.

Twenty-one military gun salute.

 

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NATIONAL BIRTHDAY BREAKFAST TRIBUTE FOLLOWING LINCOLN MEMORIAL WREATH LAYING CEREMONY:

 

Michael Feinstein performs at the breakfast tribute.

ALBC staff member Ven Suresh stands outside the breakfast tent.

ALBC Commissioner and Co-Chair of the Bicentennial Breakfast Tribute Joan Flinspach.

 

ALBC Commissioner and Bicentennial Breakfast Tribute Co-Chair Jean Bandler speaks.

 

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CONGRESSIONAL TRIBUTE - CAPITOL ROTUNDA

 

Congressional leaders and the President gather for the morning tribute inside the Capitol Rotunda.  List of speakers and their remarks >>>

 

Presentation of the Colors by the Armed Forces Color Guard.

Members of Congress look on as President Obama addresses the audience.  From left to right:  Rep. John Boehner, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, President Obama, Sen. Harry Reid, Sen. Mitch McConnell and Sen. Dick Durbin.

 

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ALBC NATIONAL TEACH-IN – NATIONAL ARCHIVES

Dr. Libby O’Connell (far left), from the History Channel, moderated the Teach-in discussion between Matthew Pinsker, Doris Kearns Goodwin and ALBC Co-Chair Harold Holzer.

 

Over 5,000 schools from around the U.S. and nine nations participated in the live Webcast.  An audience member asks about Lincoln.  

Students pose with Dr. Libby O’Connell, Harold Holzer, Matthew Pinsker and Doris Kearns Goodwin.