A Birthday To Remember

204 Years After His Birth, ‘Movie Star’ Lincoln’s Valley Connection Can Still Surprise

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Posted: February 13, 2013

Lincoln Society of Virginia President Phillip Stone discusses the Lincoln heritage and family lineage Tuesday at the Lincoln Homestead Cemetery north of Harrisonburg. The ceremony commemorating the 204th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s birth also marked the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. (Photos by Jason Lenhart / DN-R)
Lincoln Society of Virginia President Phillip Stone talks Lincoln on Tuesday at the Lincoln Homestead Cemetery north of Harrisonburg. The Lincoln Society was commemorating President Abraham Lincoln’s birthday for the 38th time.
Lincoln family members’ graves are preserved at the cemetery.
EDOM — It was a birthday celebration like none other Tuesday for Richard Rathburn: his first since learning that he is related to Abraham Lincoln.

“It’s fascinating,” he said of the discovery.
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