Lincoln Memorial University

Judge Wade Participates in Lincoln Celebration in Washington


Harrogate, Tennessee, February 14, 2018— Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) joined the Lincoln Birthday National Commemorative Committee and the National Park Service in commemorating the birth of Abraham Lincoln on Monday, February 12, 2018, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Vice President and LMU Duncan School of Law Dean Gary R. Wade played a significant role in the celebration, reciting Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.

LMU is one of only a handful of institutions and organizations, and the only university, selected to participate in the National Wreath-Laying Ceremony. In addition to Wade’s contribution to the ceremony, LMU President Clayton Hess laid a wreath at the base of the Lincoln Memorial on the University’s behalf. LMU’s Select Quartet performed an a capella version of the Battle Hymn of the Republic.

Other wreaths were placed by the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS), Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, the Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic, Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia and others during the event. A wreath on behalf of the President of the United States was placed prior to the ceremony.

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