Lincoln Museum plans special events on Veterans Day
Oct. 22, 2017
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield is planning to honor the nation's military on Veterans Day.
In a news release, the library says that on Veterans Day -- Nov. 11 -- admission will be free to military personnel, veterans and families who have lost loved ones in combat.
Inside the museum, former Navy Admiral Nils Thunman will give a talk. Thunman was a pioneering nuclear submariner who served in the Navy from 1954 until the 1980s. He was the commander of a nuclear attack submarine and commanded the entire Pacific submarine fleet.
The day before, a wreath will be placed at the museum's main plaza and a flame will be lit outside the building in honor of all the branches of the U.S. military.