There is a tradition of a ceremonial wreath laying at the tombs of deceased presidents on their birthday, a tribute from the current occupant of the White House.  The wreath is usually presented by military personnel.

Woodrow Wilson was born December 28, 1856, so this will be the 162nd anniversary of his birth.  His second wife, Edith, passed away on his birthday in 1961, so there will be an added tribute to her. 

The Wilsons are interred at the National Cathedral in Washington.  For details about this year’s wreath laying, see:

Blair Tarr is the Museum Curator of the Kansas State Historical Society. He oversees the three-dimensional collections of the Society, but has special interests in the Civil War, Wichita-made Valentine diners, and Leavenworth's Abernathy Furniture. In the last few years he has also done a lot of cramming on The Great War. He is a past president of the Kansas Museums Association and the Civil War Round Tables of both Kansas City and Eastern Kansas. He is currently a board member of the Heritage League of Greater Kansas City.