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Ft. Knox soldiers honor President Zachary Taylor

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Soldiers from Fort Knox helped honor a U.S. President who grew up in Louisville on Monday.

The White House provides a wreath for the Army to present at the grave site of all former presidents on their birthday.

Today, soldiers paid tribute to Zachary Taylor, the nation's 12th president, at Zachary Taylor National Cemetery.

The general who hosted the ceremony says it's fitting that so many soldiers from his unit, the 84th Training Command, attended.

"When we were mobilizing in World War I, we trained in Camp Zachary Taylor in the local area, so it's a nice tie-in to the 84th Training Command when they were an infantry division," said General David Puster. "And it's really an honor for me."

President Lyndon Johnson started the tradition of paying tribute to each fallen president.

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