June 5 and ending Aug. 28, a flag-lowering
and retreat ceremony will be performed at
the Lincoln Tomb State Historic Site by
members of the 114th Regiment Illinois
Volunteer Infantry Reactivated. The 7 p.m.
ceremony, which will last approximately half
an hour, is free and open to the public.
The U.S. flag flying over Lincoln Tomb
will be lowered during the colorful, solemn
event and presented to a visitor each
Tuesday night. The ceremony will include the
firing of a Civil War-era mortar.
The Lincoln Tomb will be open to the
public until 8 p.m. following the ceremony.
Lincoln Tomb, along with the Illinois
World War II, Korean and Vietnam war
memorials, is located in Springfield's Oak
Ridge Cemetery at 1500 Monument Ave. All are
administered by the Illinois Historic
Preservation Agency and are open daily for
free public tours.
file received from the
Illinois Historic Preservation Agency]