Long-time Lincoln presenter Jim Sayre of Lawrenceburg is this year’s Lincoln Days Parade grand marshal.
Sayre began growing a beard in the late 1970s after a stint in the Army. He was stationed in Ethiopia and required to “shave every day.”
“I let the beard grow, sometimes mutton chops, and people kept remarking on the resemblance (to Lincoln),” he said.
Although the similarities to the former president were “completely unintentional” on Sayre’s part, he’s “not a bit sorry that it happened.”