The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is rolling out the red carpet for the nation's veterans Friday. Active duty and retired military personnel as well as Gold Star families will be provided free admission Friday. There will also be a powerful tribute to those lost since the 9/11 attacks from a Mattoon artist. The museum's Chris Wills says the sketches of all Illinois military personnel lost by Cameron Schilling hits a nerve.
Schilling's sketches will be displayed next to another screen featuring quotes honoring military sacrifice from Abraham Lincoln. The exhibit will remain on display through Monday. There will be a wreath laying ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday.