STATEHOUSE – State Representative Matt Lehman (R-Berne) represented Indiana’s legislative branch in a ceremony at the Statehouse commemorating the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s funeral in Indianapolis.
After the president’s assassination in 1865, the Lincoln Funeral Train arrived in Indianapolis on April 30. President Lincoln’s coffin was brought by carriage to the former Statehouse where thousands of Hoosiers came to honor the well-loved president. One hundred and fifty years later the ceremony was remembered again at the Statehouse.
“I am honored to represent the legislative branch in this historic event commemorating President Lincoln,” said Rep. Lehman. “Growing up in Indiana, our state has special ties to Lincoln who was one of the greatest leaders our country has ever seen. It is only fitting that we should continue paying our respects to him, and I was honored to take part in this memorial service.”
The program was led by the Commissioner of Public Records, Jim Corridan. Rep. Lehman, along with Governor Pence and Chief Justice Loretta Rush, laid wreaths and flowers in respect and remembrance.
“It is good for Hoosiers, myself included, to take time to remember our history as a state and a country,” said Rep. Lehman. “This event was an excellent opportunity for people to take time to appreciate the freedom and opportunity so many before us have fought and died to preserve.”
Rep. Lehman represents all of Adams County and portions of Allen and Wells counties. He serves as the Deputy Speaker Pro Tempore and Chairman of the Insurance Committee. He also serves on the Courts and Criminal Code and Public Policy committees.