Americans are invited and most-welcome to attend any of several Memorial Day services this weekend. The holiday weekend is considered one of the special events of 10 federal legal holidays observed in the U.S. Generations of soliders, servicemen and women, who served in past wars and gave their lives for this country are to be remembered. Visting a cemetery, memorial and saying thank you is what the holiday is all about.
Area Services --
Watseka Legion Post 23 and V.F.W Post 7450 ask the public to attend the Legion Park event at 11 am Monday, May 30. Military rites, prayers and other special announcements will be included.
Ashkum American Legion members will gather at the L'Erable Cemetery at 9:45 am Monday, May 30 and then at the Ashkum Cemetery at 10:30 am.
Cissna Park Legion members conduct a ceremony at 9 am Monday, May 30. The Invocation and Rifle Team presentation will be part of the service. The Legion Team also visits Rankin for a 10 am service.
Onarga American Legion members visit four sites Monday, May 30. A Memorial Day Service is at 8:30 am in Danforth...Gilman at 10 am...Onarga at 10:30 am and in Thawville at 11 am. The public is invited.
The Evergreen Cemetery at Chebanse is where the Chebanse American Legion and Auxilliary meets at 10 am Monday, May 30. The public is welcome.
The Kankakee County Veterans' Council is conducting two Memorial Day Services Monday, May 30. A 9 am service is at Memorial Garden's Cemetery at Route 17 East followed by a 10:30 am event on the North Lawn at the Kankaklee County Courthouse.
The Illinois Veterans Home in Manteno invites the public to its Memorial Day service and the National Abraham Lincoln Cemetery at Elwood will host its service too.