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House, Senate mark Lincoln Day

Both the House and Senate have observances scheduled today for Lincoln Day, in celebration of President Abraham Lincoln’s birthday today. In the House, 4th graders from Riverstone Elementary School recited the Gettysburg Address; Reps. Robert Anderst and Rich Wills read the Emancipation Proclamation; Reps. Melissa Wintrow and Luke Malek delivered Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address; and a trio from Borah High School gave an a capella three-part harmony performance of “America the Beautiful.”

In the Senate, Sens. Mary Souza and Abby Lee will give opening and closing remarks; Sen. Chuck Winder will offer a prayer; Senate pages will present quotes from Lincoln; and vocalist Ashley Smith will sing “America the Beautiful.” 

Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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