On Saturday, 05-11-2013, the Sycamore Boy Scout Troop 40 and a few adults cleaned up the Joiner Cemetery in preparation of the scheduled Memorial Day Service on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27th, 2013 at 8:15am. Major General Emile P. Bataille (USA Ret) will be the Keynote Military VIP speaker at that event. Since 2005 several members and adults from Troop 40 have helped clean-up the cemetery. The cemetery is located west of Sycamore on West Old State Road just east of Five Points Road.
Major General (MG) Bataille will start his day at the Mayors’ Memorial Day Breakfast, Jane Fargo Hotel, 355 W. State St., Sycamore, IL., from 6:45am to 7:30am. There will be a short program after the breakfast and he will be leaving before 8:00am to speak at the Joiner Cemetery. The public is invited to the breakfast and the cemetery. To get a RSVP prepaid $10.00 ticket for the breakfast contact Frank Beierlotzer ASAP but before Friday, 05-24-2013 at email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 815-758-5788. If not prepaid it will be $15.00 at the door.
Weather permitting, MG Bataille will have a Motorcycle Escort starting at 7:55am from Jane Fargo Hotel in Sycamore. The escort will go from Sycamore (7:55am) to Joiner Cemetery, (8:30am) to DeKalb for their parade, (9:20am) to Malta for their ceremony, parade & wreath laying and (11:00am) to Genoa for their parade & ceremony. MG Bataille will also be speaking at Malta (10:00am) and at Genoa (Noon).