The central piece of this weekend's Lincoln Funeral reenactment has arrived in Springfield.
The 3600 pound replica of the hearse that carried President Lincoln's body through the streets of Springfield 150 years ago was revealed for hundreds at a private reception. Vietnam Vet and expert craftsman Eric Hollenbeck is an expert craftsman who launched the company Blue Ox Millworks and its school for veterans. He says the honor of restoring a key piece of Lincoln history is a big step toward adjusting to life back home.
Like with Lincoln's funeral, the Hearse will travel through downtown over a two-day period.
Saturday will feature a processon to Washington and 6th Streets. Later there will be an opening ceremony, a candlelight vigil, and a performance by the Illinois Symphony Concert.
On Sunday there will be a procession to Oak Ridge Cemetery with re-enactment of eulogy, speeches and salutes.