80th Annual Pilgrimage to Lincoln's Tomb

National Commander Dan Dellinger tours the Abraham Lincoln Museum in Springfield, Ill., on Tuesday, February 11, 2014. Photo by Lucas Carter.
National Commander Dan Dellinger tours the Abraham Lincoln Museum in Springfield, Ill., on Tuesday, February 11, 2014. Photo by Lucas Carter.
Department of Illinois Commander Bernie Stegmueller speaks to Legionnaires during an awards ceremony for American Legion members in Springfield, Ill., on Tuesday, February 11, 2014. Photo by Lucas Carter.
Department of Illinois Commander Bernie Stegmueller speaks to Legionnaires during an awards ceremony for American Legion members in Springfield, Ill., on Tuesday, February 11, 2014. Photo by Lucas Carter.
National Vice Commander Robert Newman touches the nose of the Lincoln bust for good luck during the pilgrimage to Abraham Lincoln's Tomb event in Springfield, Ill., on Wednesday, February 12, 2014. Photo by Lucas Carter.
National Vice Commander Robert Newman touches the nose of the Lincoln bust for good luck during the pilgrimage to Abraham Lincoln's Tomb event in Springfield, Ill., on Wednesday, February 12, 2014. Photo by Lucas Carter.
The colors are presented before the pilgrimage to Abraham Lincoln's Tomb event in Springfield, Ill., on Wednesday, February 12, 2014. Photo by Lucas Carter.
The colors are presented before the pilgrimage to Abraham Lincoln's Tomb event in Springfield, Ill., on Wednesday, February 12, 2014. Photo by Lucas Carter.
Department of Indiana Commander Ed Trice lays a wreath during the pilgrimage to Abraham Lincoln's Tomb event in Springfield, Ill., on Wednesday, February 12, 2014. Photo by Lucas Carter.
Department of Indiana Commander Ed Trice lays a wreath during the pilgrimage to Abraham Lincoln's Tomb event in Springfield, Ill., on Wednesday, February 12, 2014. Photo by Lucas Carter.
Department of Missouri Commander Thomas K. Goodin salutes during the wreath-laying ceremony at the pilgrimage to Abraham Lincoln's Tomb event in Springfield, Ill., on Wednesday, February 12, 2014. Photo by Lucas Carter.
Department of Missouri Commander Thomas K. Goodin salutes during the wreath-laying ceremony at the pilgrimage to Abraham Lincoln's Tomb event in Springfield, Ill., on Wednesday, February 12, 2014. Photo by Lucas Carter.
Department of Kansas Commander Gaylord Sanneman lays a wreath during the pilgrimage to Abraham Lincoln's Tomb event in Springfield, Ill.,on Wednesday, February 12, 2014. Photo by Lucas Carter.
Department of Kansas Commander Gaylord Sanneman lays a wreath during the pilgrimage to Abraham Lincoln's Tomb event in Springfield, Ill.,on Wednesday, February 12, 2014. Photo by Lucas Carter.
Wreaths are laid during the pilgrimage to Abraham Lincoln's Tomb event in Springfield, Ill., on Wednesday, February 12, 2014. Photo by Lucas Carter.
Wreaths are laid during the pilgrimage to Abraham Lincoln's Tomb event in Springfield, Ill., on Wednesday, February 12, 2014. Photo by Lucas Carter.
Gary Peckenschneider of Illinois' 15th district, listens to a speech during the pilgrimage to Abraham Lincoln's Tomb event in Springfield, Ill., on Wednesday, February 12, 2014. Photo by Lucas Carter.
Gary Peckenschneider of Illinois' 15th district, listens to a speech during the pilgrimage to Abraham Lincoln's Tomb event in Springfield, Ill., on Wednesday, February 12, 2014. Photo by Lucas Carter.
The Sound Celebration Chorus performs during the pilgrimage to Abraham Lincoln's Tomb event in Springfield, Ill., on Wednesday, February 12, 2014. Photo by Lucas Carter.
The Sound Celebration Chorus performs during the pilgrimage to Abraham Lincoln's Tomb event in Springfield, Ill., on Wednesday, February 12, 2014. Photo by Lucas Carter.
Wreaths are laid during the pilgrimage to Abraham Lincoln's Tomb event in Springfield, Ill., on Tuesday, February 12, 2014. Photo by Lucas Carter.
Wreaths are laid during the pilgrimage to Abraham Lincoln's Tomb event in Springfield, Ill., on Tuesday, February 12, 2014. Photo by Lucas Carter.
American Legion National Commander Daniel M. Dellinger joined Illinois Legionnaires for the wreath-laying ceremony during the pilgrimage to Abraham Lincoln's Tomb event in Springfield, Ill., on Wednesday, February 12, 2014. Photo by Lucas Carter.
American Legion National Commander Daniel M. Dellinger joined Illinois Legionnaires for the wreath-laying ceremony during the pilgrimage to Abraham Lincoln's Tomb event in Springfield, Ill., on Wednesday, February 12, 2014. Photo by Lucas Carter.
A Legionnaire salutes during the playing of Taps during the pilgrimage to Abraham Lincoln's Tomb event in Springfield, Ill., on Wednesday, February 12, 2014. Photo by Lucas Carter.
A Legionnaire salutes during the playing of Taps during the pilgrimage to Abraham Lincoln's Tomb event in Springfield, Ill., on Wednesday, February 12, 2014. Photo by Lucas Carter.
Wreaths are laid at the bust of Abraham Lincoln during the pilgrimage to Abraham Lincoln's Tomb event in Springfield, Ill., on Wednesday, February 12, 2014. Photo by Lucas Carter.
Wreaths are laid at the bust of Abraham Lincoln during the pilgrimage to Abraham Lincoln's Tomb event in Springfield, Ill., on Wednesday, February 12, 2014. Photo by Lucas Carter.
A Legionnaire waves his napkin as his service song is played at a lunch following the 80th Annual Pilgrimage to Lincoln's Tomb in Springfield, Ill., on Wednesday, February 12, 2014. Photo by Lucas Carter.
A Legionnaire waves his napkin as his service song is played at a lunch following the 80th Annual Pilgrimage to Lincoln's Tomb in Springfield, Ill., on Wednesday, February 12, 2014. Photo by Lucas Carter.
A Legionnaire salutes his service flag at the lunch following the 80th Annual Pilgrimage to Lincoln's Tomb in Springfield, Ill., on Wednesday, February 12, 2014. Photo by Lucas Carter.
A Legionnaire salutes his service flag at the lunch following the 80th Annual Pilgrimage to Lincoln's Tomb in Springfield, Ill., on Wednesday, February 12, 2014. Photo by Lucas Carter.
American Legion Auxiliary Department of Illinois President Judy Zimmerman speaks to members at a lunch following the 80th Annual Pilgrimage to Lincoln's Tomb in Springfield, Ill., on Wednesday, February 12, 2014. Photo by Lucas Carter.
American Legion Auxiliary Department of Illinois President Judy Zimmerman speaks to members at a lunch following the 80th Annual Pilgrimage to Lincoln's Tomb in Springfield, Ill., on Wednesday, February 12, 2014. Photo by Lucas Carter.
Department of Illinois Commander Bernie Stegmueller presents National Commander Daniel M. Dellinger with a check for $20,000 for the National Emergency Fund during a lunch following the 80th Annual Pilgrimage to Lincoln's Tomb in Springfield, Ill., on Wednesday, February 12, 2014. Photo by Lucas Carter.
Department of Illinois Commander Bernie Stegmueller presents National Commander Daniel M. Dellinger with a check for $20,000 for the National Emergency Fund during a lunch following the 80th Annual Pilgrimage to Lincoln's Tomb in Springfield, Ill., on Wednesday, February 12, 2014. Photo by Lucas Carter.
Department of Illinois Senior Vice Commander Hank Robards salutes at the conclusion of a lunch following the 80th Annual Pilgrimage to Lincoln's Tomb in Springfield, Ill., on Wednesday, February 12, 2014. Photo by Lucas Carter.
Department of Illinois Senior Vice Commander Hank Robards salutes at the conclusion of a lunch following the 80th Annual Pilgrimage to Lincoln's Tomb in Springfield, Ill., on Wednesday, February 12, 2014. Photo by Lucas Carter.