The 66th annual Veterans of Foreign Wars Pilgrimage will take place
at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 9, at the Lincoln Tomb. The service will feature a
eulogy for the 16th president, with military honors to follow.
Three days later, on Lincoln's actual birthday, members of
Springfield American Legion Post 32 will host their 79th annual
National Pilgrimage to Lincoln Tomb. Dignitaries will assemble at
10:30 a.m. Feb. 12, and wreaths from Legion posts across the state
and country will be placed in the burial chamber. At 11 a.m. the
American Legion national commander will address those gathered for
the event, and other officials will also speak.
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The Sound Celebration Chorus, a part of Sweet Adelines
International, will sing patriotic songs for the occasion.
Tomb State Historic Site is administered by the Illinois
Historic Preservation Agency. It is open for free public tours.
[Text from file received from the
Illinois Historic Preservation Agency]