Soldiers to pay tribute to Taylor at wreath-laying ceremony

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Soldiers from Fort Knox will pay tribute to President Zachary Taylor at a wreath-laying ceremony in Kentucky.

The Army post says the ceremony at Zachary Taylor National Cemetery in Louisville will be at 11 a.m. EST Wednesday.

Fort Knox says that each year, the U.S. military puts a wreath at the gravesite of each deceased former president on the anniversary of their births. Officials say Brig. Gen. Stephen Rutner will host the ceremony Wednesday, and an honor guard from his unit will assist with the wreath laying.

The public is invited to attend the ceremony.

Taylor, the nation’s 12th president, grew up in Louisville before joining the Army in 1808. He was sworn into office as president in 1849 and served for 16 months until his death in 1850.

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