Memorial Day observance will once again begin at Legion Post 111 with a breakfast for all Legion, Sons of the American Legion members, Auxiliary members and families from 7:30–8:30 provided by the legion. A church service begins at St. Anne’s at 9:00 followed by a cemetery service at 9:45 after which we will march to the Apple River Bridge where the Auxiliary will drop a wreath into the river and a salute will be fired. The group will continue to Veterans Park and then to Hillside Cemetery for brief ceremonies. Following the parade there will be a brief reception at the Legion for participants and the band. At approximately 12:00 the honor guard and color guard will proceed to Emanuel and Pioneer Cemeteries and finally Boardman Cemetery.
Please be encouraged to come and be part of the group. As in the past we will have a trailer to ride in if walking is difficult. A white shirt and blue or black slacks is uniform enough for marchers. A blue tie is optional and don’t let uniform hold you back! All active military/guard members are encouraged to wear their uniforms and join us.
It is an honor to honor those who served and gave their lives for our country.