Fort Knox soldiers honor former president Zachary Taylor on his birthday

Updated: Nov. 22, 2017 at 7:39 PM EST
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The nation's 12th president was honored in Louisville on Wednesday.

Soldiers from Fort Knox planned a wreath-laying ceremony at the Zachary Taylor National Cemetery in Louisville.

Wednesday was Taylor's birthday, and the White House provides a wreath to be placed at the gravesite of each deceased former president on their birthdays.

Taylor 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.

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