Soldiers from Fort Knox will pay tribute Tuesday to President Zachary Taylor at a wreath-laying ceremony at the Zachary Taylor National Cemetery in Louisville.
Each year, a U.S. military general or flag officer lays a wreath, provided by the White House, at the gravesite of each deceased former U.S. president on the anniversary of their respective births.
Maj. Gen. Miguel Castellanos, commanding general of the 84th Training Command, will host this year’s ceremony and an honor cordon from his unit assist with the wreath laying scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday.
Taylor, the nation’s 12th president, grew up in Louisville before joining the U.S. Army in 1808. He was sworn into office in 1849 and served as president for 16 months before his death in 1850.