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Former Illinois Gov. Dan Walker speaks to reporters while showing off his book, "The Maverick and the Machine" at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill., in his June 11, 2007, file photo. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

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Former San Antonio Spurs center David Robinson speaks during his enshrinement ceremony into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass., Friday night, Sept. 11, 2009. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

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Virginia Republican Senate candidate Ed Gillespie told supporters the race was too close to call at his election night party in Springfield, Virginia. (Associated Press)

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Musician John Farris was a member of George S. Patton Jr.'s 3rd Army Band during World War II, Springfield, Va., Wednesday, March 19, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Historical photographs of musician John Farris, who was a member of George S. Patton Jr.'s 3rd Army Band during World War II, Springfield, Va., Wednesday, March 19, 2014. (images provided by the Farris family)

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Musician John Farris was a member of George S. Patton Jr.'s 3rd Army Band during World War II, Springfield, Va., Wednesday, March 19, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Musician John Farris was a member of George S. Patton Jr.'s 3rd Army Band during World War II, Springfield, Va., Wednesday, March 19, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Musician John Farris was a member of George S. Patton Jr.'s 3rd Army Band during World War II, Springfield, Va., Wednesday, March 19, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Historical photographs of musician John Farris, who was a member of George S. Patton Jr.'s 3rd Army Band during World War II, Springfield, Va., Wednesday, March 19, 2014. (images provided by the Farris family)

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Musician John Farris was a member of George S. Patton Jr.'s 3rd Army Band during World War II, Springfield, Va., Wednesday, March 19, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Musician John Farris was a member of George S. Patton Jr.'s 3rd Army Band during World War II, Springfield, Va., Wednesday, March 19, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Musician John Farris was a member of George S. Patton Jr.'s 3rd Army Band during World War II, Springfield, Va., Wednesday, March 19, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Musician John Farris was a member of George S. Patton Jr.'s 3rd Army Band during World War II, Springfield, Va., Wednesday, March 19, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Musician John Farris was a member of George S. Patton Jr.'s 3rd Army Band during World War II, Springfield, Va., Wednesday, March 19, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Musician John Farris was a member of George S. Patton Jr.'s 3rd Army Band during World War II, Springfield, Va., Wednesday, March 19, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Musician John Farris was a member of George S. Patton Jr.'s 3rd Army Band during World War II, Springfield, Va., Wednesday, March 19, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Historical photographs of musician John Farris, who was a member of George S. Patton Jr.'s 3rd Army Band during World War II, Springfield, Va., Wednesday, March 19, 2014. (images provided by the Farris family)

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Historical photographs of musician John Farris, who was a member of George S. Patton Jr.'s 3rd Army Band during World War II, Springfield, Va., Wednesday, March 19, 2014. (images provided by the Farris family)

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Historical photographs of musician John Farris, who was a member of George S. Patton Jr.'s 3rd Army Band during World War II, Springfield, Va., Wednesday, March 19, 2014. (images provided by the Farris family)

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Musician John Farris was a member of George S. Patton Jr.'s 3rd Army Band during World War II, Springfield, Va., Wednesday, March 19, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)