114th INFANTRY REGIMENT
FLAG RETREAT CEREMONY
AT THE LINCOLN TOMB
Annually, during June, July, and August
the 114th Infantry Regiment Illinois Volunteers presents
a Civil War flag retreat ceremony on Tuesday evenings at
the Lincoln Tomb in Oak Ridge Cemetery on Springfield’s North Side.
With the impressive Tomb structure in the background, the flag is
lowered with appropriate pomp and ceremony by the men of the 114th
in their dress uniforms. This flag is then properly folded and
presented to a lucky spectator. The winner is chosen at random from
those who have registered that evening for the special opportunity
to own a flag that has flown over the Lincoln Tomb.
PHOTO-Springfield State Journal Register