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76th Annual Lincoln Pilgrimage -  Feb. 1st, 2015

 

 

The 76th annual Lincoln Pilgrimage, which attracts more than a thousand Scouts and other youth to honor the ideals and life of President Abraham Lincoln, will take place Saturday, Feb. 1st, 2015.

The Lincoln Pilgrimage is coordinated by the Grayback District of the California Inland Empire Council, Boy Scouts of America, and is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Redlands . The Downtown Redlands Business Association provides promotional support.


Lincoln Pilgrimage photos by Debbie Kacynski, courtesy of the Lincoln Pilgrimage Committee, Grayback District of the California Inland Empire Council, Boy Scouts of America .

The purpose of the pilgrimage is to encourage youth to dedicate themselves to the principles held by Abraham Lincoln and our founding fathers, according to volunteer coordinator Don Buchanan of Redlands .

Lincoln Pilgrimage youth participants will be primarily from Riverside and San Bernardino Counties , however, young people from Los Angeles to San Diego counties also have registered to take part.

The pilgrimage parade starts at 10 a.m. with participants walking from the Redlands High School baseball field area, at the corner of Citrus Street and University Avenue, traveling west on Citrus Street through downtown Redlands to Eureka Street, turning south and heading to the Redlands Bowl for a free historical presentation and music, beginning at about 11a.m.

"Without a Vision a People Perish":
Take the opportunity to share with your young people the vision given our country by President Abraham Lincoln!  Plan to have your group in the 76th Annual Pilgrimage and visit the only Lincoln Shrine west of the Mississippi River.