Published: Fri, May 26, 2017
Local | By Vivian Poole

Many local Memorial Day ceremonies planned

Many local Memorial Day ceremonies planned

A parade will follow, stepping off from the Veterans Memorial at 9:30 a.m. and proceed to Park Cemetery, where a service will take place.

Like most of these organization, Post 275 also holds various fundraisers, with the proceeds used to benefit the community, such as its sponsorship of local high school student participation in the American Legion's Boys and Girls State summer leadership/citizenship program.

For Shane Wheatley, it's about showing gratitude towards his fellow servicemen, "It's a symbol how important they were to us, you know, self-sacrifice".

Following the ceremony near the pavilion, the Yuma Museum Memorial Day Tour will begin, taking residents on a short historical tour of the cemetery while highlighting the contributions and achievements of a half dozen former Yuma residents.

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CRESSONA - Parade starts 11 a.m. Monday, forms 10:30 Sapa parking lot, followed by program at Legion Plaza.

The White Rock Cemetery Association will hold its Memorial Day services at 9:30 a.m., Monday, May 29th, at Elim Reformed Church, 140 S. Church Road, Kings, IL. During the parade, the units will stop at Mound Cemetery for a brief ceremonyand end at Oak Grove Cemetery with a longer ceremony.

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Following the parade, participants are encouraged to join American Legion Post 389 in Beverly for breakfast.

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Weather permitting the ceremony will conclude at the cemetery. The VFW post will be providing brats, hot dogs and beverages. They will host a Memorial Day program at Van Brunt Elementary School, 611 Mill St., starting at 10 a.m.

The historical society's Gene Krotky said they chose to hold the event one last time in honor of the American Legion. Participants will then march to Kiwanis Park for a naval ceremony.

" 11 a.m. Monday at the Evans Cemetery, located at USA 34 and 11th Avenue in Evans".

Following the parade, the Legion Clubhouse, 134 S. Main St will host a ham or barbecued pork lunch from 11 2 p.m.

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