100th Anniversary Celebrated

The Lincoln Monument was rededicated on a sunny September 2, 2012. Over 175 people were on hand to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the installation of the Lincoln Monument on the grounds of the Nebraska State Capitol. People from across Nebraska were on had to hear Proclamations read declaring the significance of the Daniel Chester French and Henry Bacon monument to the citizens of Nebraska and Lincoln.  Robert C. Ripley, Capitol Administrator with the Office of the Capitol Commission read the Governor’s Proclamation, Lincoln Senator Amanda McGill read the Legislative Resolution, and Mayor Chris Beutler delivered the Mayor’s Proclamation. Nebraska Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael Heavican delivered the Gettysburg Address to conclude the program. The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War stood vigil during the ceremony. During the ceremony the Sons and Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War 1861-1865 laid wreaths to commemorate the event.