Memorial Day Around the County

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memorialday11Genoa Veterans Memorial Day

The Genoa Veterans will be hosting a Memorial Day Parade starting at 11:30 A.M. on Monday, May 27th, 2013. A Cemetery memorial service will be held at 12:00 P.M..  Burgers, hot dogs, brats, chips and pop will be served under tent at the Vets Home, 311 S Washington St in Genoa at 12:30 P.M.. For more information visit the Genoa Veteran’s Home website.

Kingston American Legion Post 1010 Memorial Service

The Kingston American Legion Post 1010 will host their Memorial Day Service beginning at 10:00 A.M. on Monday, May 27th, 2013 at Kingston Park.
A social hour will be held in the shelter with refreshments and free pork chop sandwiches. Everyone is welcome to attend. Kingston Park is located at 5 Points Rd. and Rt. 72 in Kingston , IL..

Malta Memorial Day Service

A Memorial Day Parade and Service will be held in Malt at the Methodist Church, South Third Street and Sprague Street in Malta, IL, 60150.

Sycamore Memorial Day

The 2013 Mayor’s Memorial Day Breakfast will be on Monday, May 27, 2013 from 6:45am to 7:30am at Jane Fargo Hotel, 355 W. State Street, Sycamore, Illinois 60178. Following the Breakfast at 7:55am, the Keynote Military VIP Motorcycle/Motorcade Escort starts at the Jane Fargo Hotel in Sycamore and goes to Joiner Cemetery. At 8:15am, the Joiner Cemetery Memorial Service will be held. The Joiner Cemetery is located west of Sycamore on West Old State Road just east of Five Points Road.  At 10:00am on Monday, the Sycamore Memorial Day Parade and Service at the Sycamore Veteran’s Home, 121 S California St Sycamore, IL 60178, phone: (815) 895-2931.

Maple Park Memorial Day

Each year during the Memorial Day weekend, American Legion members from Post 312 in Maple Park place American flags on the graves of service members at six Maple Park cemeteries. On Memorial Day the Honor Guard and Rifle Squad perform a memorial service at each of the cemeteries with a 21 gun salute honoring our fallen and deceased Veterans.

In full Legion dress, the Honor Guard will assemble at each cemetery for this short but impressive service. The Post Chaplain will recite a Veterans prayer, the Rifle Squad will fire 3 volleys of 7 rifles over the graves of the Veterans, and the bugler will play taps. Memorial Day services begin at 9:00 a.m., Monday, May 27, 2013.

2013 Memorial Day Honor Guard Schedule:
9: 15 – Pierce Cemetery, Pritchard & Owens Rd. in Troxel
9:30 – St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, County Line Road
9:45 – Gardner Methodist Cemetery, Rt. 38
10:00 – Van Vlak Cemetery, McNulty Road
10: 15 – St Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery, Meredith Road
10:30 – South Burlington Cemetery, Ramm Road

Activities at American Legion Maple Park, 203 Main St.
10:50 – Kaneland Middle School Band
11:15 – Flag Ceremony at the Post Home
11:30 – Guest Speaker Representative Robert W. Pritchard (R-Hinckley)

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