Along with statewide leaders, CSRAB commemorates the return of a 36-Star flag that flew over Capitol Square during the repose of President Abraham Lincoln, on April 29, 1865.
The flag originally was presented to David Nevin Murray of Portsmouth, Ohio, for his contributions to the war effort on behalf of the Union Army during the American Civil War. Murray's descendants, the Van Tilburg family, donated the historic flag to the Ohio History Connection. The flag dedication happens in conjunction with the 154th anniversary of the repose of President Lincoln at the Ohio Statehouse.
-Burt Logan, Executive Director and CEO, Ohio History Connection
-Governor Mike DeWine
-President Larry Obhof, Ohio Senate
-Speaker Larry Householder, Ohio House of Representatives
- Jane Hammond, ICA Art Conservation
- Emma Lou Norland, Descendant of D. N. Murray