Legion Riders commemorate Civil War unknowns

Over 100 American Legion Riders walk through Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., led by bagpipes, to lay a wreath at the Civil War Unknowns Monument on Saturday, May 27. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
Over 100 American Legion Riders walk through Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., led by bagpipes, to lay a wreath at the Civil War Unknowns Monument on Saturday, May 27. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
Over 100 American Legion Riders walk through Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., led by bagpipes, to lay a wreath at the Civil War Unknowns Monument on Saturday, May 27. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
Over 100 American Legion Riders walk through Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., led by bagpipes, to lay a wreath at the Civil War Unknowns Monument on Saturday, May 27. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
American Legion Riders file into The Old Ampitheater near the Civil War Unknowns Monument inside Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., on Saturday, May 27. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
American Legion Riders file into The Old Ampitheater near the Civil War Unknowns Monument inside Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., on Saturday, May 27. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
American Legion Riders file into The Old Ampitheater near the Civil War Unknowns Monument inside Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., on Saturday, May 27. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
American Legion Riders file into The Old Ampitheater near the Civil War Unknowns Monument inside Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., on Saturday, May 27. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
Col. Daniel L. Townsend speaks to the American Legion Riders before a wreath laying ceremony at the Civil War Unknowns Monument in Arlington, Va., on Saturday, May 27. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
Col. Daniel L. Townsend speaks to the American Legion Riders before a wreath laying ceremony at the Civil War Unknowns Monument in Arlington, Va., on Saturday, May 27. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
A color guard stands in wait for an American Legion Riders wreath laying ceremony at the Civil War Unknowns Monument in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., on Saturday, May 27. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
A color guard stands in wait for an American Legion Riders wreath laying ceremony at the Civil War Unknowns Monument in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., on Saturday, May 27. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
American Legion Riders file in to watch a wreath laying ceremony at the Civil War Unknowns Monument in Arlington, Va., on Saturday, May 27. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
American Legion Riders file in to watch a wreath laying ceremony at the Civil War Unknowns Monument in Arlington, Va., on Saturday, May 27. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
Col. Daniel L. Townsend, left, and Department of Virginia National Executive Committeeman Thomas Saunders prepare to lay a poppy wreath at the Civil War Unknowns Monument in Arlington, Va., on Saturday, May 27. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
Col. Daniel L. Townsend, left, and Department of Virginia National Executive Committeeman Thomas Saunders prepare to lay a poppy wreath at the Civil War Unknowns Monument in Arlington, Va., on Saturday, May 27. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
Col. Daniel L. Townsend, left, and Department of Virginia National Executive Committeeman Thomas Saunders lay a poppy wreath at the Civil War Unknowns Monument in Arlington, Va., on Saturday, May 27. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
Col. Daniel L. Townsend, left, and Department of Virginia National Executive Committeeman Thomas Saunders lay a poppy wreath at the Civil War Unknowns Monument in Arlington, Va., on Saturday, May 27. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
Col. Daniel L. Townsend, left, and Department of Virginia National Executive Committeeman Thomas Saunders, center, salute as taps is played after laying a poppy wreath at the Civil War Unknowns Monument in Arlington, Va., on Saturday, May 27. Photo by Luc
Col. Daniel L. Townsend, left, and Department of Virginia National Executive Committeeman Thomas Saunders, center, salute as taps is played after laying a poppy wreath at the Civil War Unknowns Monument in Arlington, Va., on Saturday, May 27. Photo by Luc
American Legion Riders lay a poppy wreath at the Civil War Unknowns Monument in Arlington, Va., on Saturday, May 27. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
American Legion Riders lay a poppy wreath at the Civil War Unknowns Monument in Arlington, Va., on Saturday, May 27. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
A detail of the poppy wreath that American Legion Riders laid at the Civil War Unknowns Monument in Arlington, Va., on Saturday, May 27. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
A detail of the poppy wreath that American Legion Riders laid at the Civil War Unknowns Monument in Arlington, Va., on Saturday, May 27. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.
Kristin Townsend, granddaughter of Medal of Honor recipient Clifford Sims, and daughter of Col. Daniel Townsend hugs American Legion Rider Gary Adams after a wreath laying ceremony at the Civil War Unknowns Monument in Arlington, Va., on Saturday, May 27.
Kristin Townsend, granddaughter of Medal of Honor recipient Clifford Sims, and daughter of Col. Daniel Townsend hugs American Legion Rider Gary Adams after a wreath laying ceremony at the Civil War Unknowns Monument in Arlington, Va., on Saturday, May 27.