DeJohn Funeral Homes and Crematory is hosting a special presentation on President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination and funeral on Wednesday, May 10th at 7:00 p.m. at the DeJohn Funeral Homes & Celebrations Center, 12811 Chillicothe Road in Chesterland.
Everyone in the community is welcome to an open viewing on the replica coffin from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. There is no cost to attend the viewing or presentation – please RSVP for the presentation.
“We will relive an epic moment in history, including having a replica of the coffin in which President Lincoln is buried. Many people are not aware how elaborate his coffin was for the time or that his funeral set the standard for the modern day funeral service we know today,” said Ross DeJohn III.
The presentation will be filled with many interesting facts about Lincoln and his funeral procession which lasted 22 days and traveled across several states – including Cleveland. Not until President John F. Kennedy did so many thousands witness a funeral.
Large funeral precessions were held at each major stop along the funeral route, as the coffin was transported from the train to the place of public viewing. Cleveland, Ohio was the only city to hold its public viewing outdoors, as they did not have a building large enough to accommodate the large crowds of mourners. It is estimated that one million people viewed President Lincoln’s body from the time of his death until his burial in Springfield, Illinois.
RSVP for the 7:00 p.m. presentation is requested online at DeJohncares.com or call 440-516-5555 for more information.
About DeJohn Funeral Homes & Crematory
For nearly 150 years, DeJohn-Flynn-Mylott Funeral Homes and Crematory has been supporting Northeast Ohio families as an open, caring and dedicated partner as they experience dealing with death and celebrating a life that is most significant to them. Whether making plans for a current loss or preplanning for the future, we are here to guide our clients through the options and details to honor each individual. For more information, visit www.DeJohnCares.com or call 440-516-5555.
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