Watch the Lincoln Monument Rededication Program

The re-dedication of the Lincoln Monument at the Nebraska State Capitol was held on the 100th anniversary of its unveiling.  On September 2, 2012 Nebraskans gathered at the Capitol for a program sponsored in part by the Nebraska Humanities Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. The Office of the Capitol Commission celebrated the importance of this nationally significant monument with speakers, proclamations and the reading of the Gettysburg Address. The City of Lincoln’s 5 CITY TV was there to record the day’s events. First there was a program in the Warner Chamber of the Capitol with Michael Smith, Executive Director of the Nebraska State Historical Society and Mayda Jensen of Jensen Conservation. After the program on Lincoln, Nebraska’s history and Lincoln statue sculptor Daniel Chester French those assembled moved out to the Monument for proclamations by Nebraska State Senator Amanda McGill and Lincoln Mayor Chris Beutler.  The exterior program concluded with the reading of the Gettysburg Address by Nebraska Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael Heavican.