Canceled kickoff a heartbreaker

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By Staff

The cancellation of Tuesday’s Lincoln Bicentennial kickoff was a heartbreaker for everyone who had put a great deal of effort into making sure the day went off without a hitch.

Mother Nature, unfortunately, didn’t play along.

The kickoff event was several years in the making, and officials at Abraham Lincoln National Historic Site in Hodgenville had said it would take place regardless of the weather. First Lady Laura Bush, actor Sam Waterston and Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne were confirmed speakers. As many as 8,000 people were expected to attend.

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