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Memorial Day Services planned for WGFA-listening area …

Area communities and civic organizations have listed their Memorial Day services for this weekend.

VFW Post 7450 welcomes the public to Legion Park in Watseka at 11 am Monday. Traditional events are planned including the presentation of colors and playing of taps.

The Sugar Creek Chapel at Stockland has its service Sunday, May 26th, at 2 pm. All veterans and the public are welcome. {note: Sugar Creek Bridge is out of service, follow signs after a left turn before the Milford viaduct).

Sheldon American Legion Post 393 conducts its service at 11 am Monday, May 27. It's at the Sheldon Cemetery. A balloon release is planned to honor veterans.

Memorial Day services are scheduled for Monday, May 27, in Danforth, Gilman and Onarga.

The service in Danforth starts at 8:30 a.m. The Danforth service is followed by a service at the cemetery on the south side of Gilman at 9:30 a.m.

At 10:30 a.m., the Onarga Cemetery will host its service.

The Iroquois West High School band will perform at each of the services.

The American Legion Byron A. Hickerson Post 432 of Buckley will hold Memorial Day services on Monday, May 27, at three area cemeteries.

There will be a short service at 9:30 a.m. at the Lisk Cemetery in rural Thawville. At 10 a.m. the Legion's honor guard will have a short service at the Ash Grove cemetery in rural Buckley. At 10:30 a.m., a service honoring the area's deceased veterans will be held at Woodland/St. John's Cemetery.

In case of rain, the services will also be held at the Legion post.

The Loda American Legion Post 503 is hosting a Memorial Day ceremony at 10 a.m. Monday, May 27, at Pine Ridge Cemetery.

Cissna Park American Legion Post 527 will hold Memorial Day services at 9 a.m. Monday, May 27, at the village park. Rev. Silas Montgomery, pastor at Christian Afterward, coffee and donuts will be served by members of the American Legion Auxiliary at the Legion Home.

The Cissna Park American Legion's drill team will hold a Memorial Day service at Rankin Cemetery at 10 a.m. Monday, May 27.

The Thawville American Legion post will host a Memorial Day service around 11:15 a.m. Monday, May 27, at Ridgeland Township Cemetery. The service will include music performed by the Iroquois West High School band.

The annual Gibson City Memorial Day parade will kick off at 10 a.m. Monday, May 27, from in front of the former Moyer District Library building. Services at the ceremony will feature the GCMS High School Marching Falcons,

Parade entries will begin lining up at 9:30 a.m. They will then make their way to Drummer Township Cemetery for special memorial services around 10:30 a.m. at the Drummer Creek Veterans Memorial in Gibson City.

Following the ceremonies in Gibson City, the Legion travels to Elliott Cemetery for the memorial services at around 11:30 a.m.
In the event of inclement weather, the services will be held at the Legion Post in Gibson City.

A Memorial Day service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 27, at the Melvin Cemetery in Melvin.

There will be special music by the GCMS High School band and chamber choir.

In the event of rain, the service will be held in the Melvin Community Hall.

Paxton American Legion Prairie Post 150 will hold its annual Memorial Day observance at 11 a.m. Monday, May 27, at Glen Cemetery in Paxton.

The ceremony immediately follows the Memorial Day parade.

The Piper City American Legion post is conducting a Memorial Day service at 9 a.m. Monday, May 27, on the local bandstand.

Immediately after the service, additional services will be held by the post at Calvary Catholic Cemetery and Brenton Cemetery.

The Wagner-Davis Legion Post in Roberts will hold a Memorial Day service at 9 a.m. Monday, May 27, at the Roberts Gym. Coffee and rolls will be served afterwards by the Legion post's auxiliary.

The Martin H. Suntken American Legion Post 244 of Sibley will hold Memorial Day services at 11 a.m. Monday, May 27, at Mount Hope Cemetery in Sibley. The service will feature music performed by the GCMS High School band as well as the Legion unit's color guard.

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