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Lincoln Memorial is getting a multi-million dollar make-over (video)

Abraham Lincoln established the Thanksgiving holiday as a way to unite the country as the Civil War raged on. On the eve of another Thanksgiving, Chip Reid speaks with a man working to make sure Lincoln's legacy looks pristine.

Read entire article at CBS