WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Cathedral in Washington is celebrating President Woodrow Wilson’s birthday with a wreath-laying ceremony.

The 28th president’s body is entombed in the cathedral, and Friday’s wreath laying ceremony marks what would be his 156th birthday. The Democrat served as president from 1913 to 1921. A native of Staunton, Va., he won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1919 for his efforts to end World War I and to form the League of Nations. He died on Feb. 24, 1923 at the age of 67.

In addition to hosting Wilson’s burial service, the National Cathedral has been the site of three state funerals and seven memorial services for U.S. presidents.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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