Monday, February 16, 2009
LINCOLN'S 200th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATED IN HIS HOMETOWN BY ILLINOIS AND SANGAMON VALLEY YOUTH SYMPHONIES
The Greatest President who ever lived, anywhere - 16th President of the US - Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday was celebrated in Springfield, Il. recently. An emotional 2 hour concert of mainly Gospel and Patriotic music at the Prairie Capitol Convention Center attracted many thousands of citizens. Lincoln impersonator Fritz Klein, for WBBM and A&E journalist Bill Curtis and others took part in this amazing celebration! A salute to all US Military services and the St. Andrew's Bagpipes were some of the major highlights.
Photos show our son. Bernie Lutchman III, 4 year percussionist with the Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony on the kettle drums on "The Battle Hymn of the Republic". Fritz Klein's "ABE" does the famous Gettysburg Address!