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ALPM Honors Veterans
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum will honor veterans with free admission on Veterans Day and a ceremony that includes a guest speaker and special recognition for Vietnam vets.
The museum will also feature special lighting and decorations and a memorial flame to mark the occasion.
On Sunday, Nov. 11, admission to the museum will be free both for military veterans and active-duty personnel.
At 3 p.m., there will be a special ceremony honoring Vietnam veterans in the museum’s Union Theater, where Medal of Honor recipient Al Lynch will speak. Lynch earned the medal while serving in the Army’s 1st Cavalry Division in Vietnam. He risked his life multiple times to reach three wounded comrades, move them to a safer location and hold back the enemy for two hours.
After his presentation, Vietnam-era veterans at the event will receive special Vietnam Veteran lapel pins. Any veteran who served on active duty at any time from Nov. 1, 1955, to May 15, 1975, regardless of location, is eligible to receive a lapel pin.
To reserve a seat, visit www.PresidentLincoln.Illinois.gov or call 217-558-8844.