February 19, 2018 -- President's Day (USA)
Today is President's Day in the US. This is a bronze reproduction of the Lincoln bust in the U.S. Capitol and rests on a pedestal in front of the entrance way to the Lincoln Memorial & Tomb in Springfield, Illinois. The sculptor was Gutzon Borglum, who designed and oversaw the Mount Rushmore memorials to Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Roosevelt.
The obelisk in the background rises 117 feet (36m)-high. Inside the ground level entrance is a rotunda with connecting hallways to the crypt. Marble is used throughout the interior and several well-known, specially cast statues of Lincoln are displayed. A stained-glass window and flags adorn the crypt.
The Lincoln Tomb is the final resting place of the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, and three of their four sons, Edward, William, and Thomas. It is located in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois.
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