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Local Memorial Day observances announced

Published: Friday, May 23, 2014 9:34 p.m. CST
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There are numerous events planned locally this Memorial Day weekend to honor those who gave their lives in defense of freedom.

Across our nation this Memorial Day, people will gather to pay homage to America’s finest men and women who gave their lives in defense of freedom.

Honored will be those who gave what Abraham Lincoln called the “last full measure of devotion” in the fight for our liberty.

In Grundy County we will again gather to honor those that gave the “last full measure of devotion."

Mazon: Mazon American Legion Post 352 will host two observances in Mazon and Verona Monday. At 10:30 a.m. in the Brookside Cemetery in Mazon and at 11:30 a.m. at the Ward Cemetery in Verona. In case of inclement weather 11 a.m. at the legion in Mazon.

Morris: John Martin Steele VFW Post 6049 will sponsor a parade and Memorial Day observance on Monday. The parade is open to the public and will start at Chapin Park about 10:30 a.m. and go down Liberty Street to the Grundy County Courthouse. After the parade the VFW will host the annual observance at the courthouse. The VFW will host a luncheon afterward at the Post at 309 McKinley St.

Minooka – American Legion Post 1188 observance will be at 10 a.m. Monday parade line up is at 9:30 .m. at Minooka Bible Church with the parade starting at 10 a.m. The parade will proceed through downtown Minooka to Veterans’ Park at the corner of Mondamin and Wabena streets. The parade will be followed by a ceremony including prayers, songs, speakers, laying of wreaths, and gun salute.  For more information call Dave Corbin at 815-693-9162.

Channahon – Village observance at 9 a.m. Monday at Village Hall, 24555 S. Navajo Dr., Channahon. The event will be held rain or shine.

Coal City, Diamond & Carbon Hill – American Legion Post 796 and St. Juvin VFW will host an observance at the Veteran’s Monument at Coal City Intermediate School, 305 E. Division St. in Coal City. The event starts at 11 a.m.

Seneca – American Legion Kasal Post 457 observance will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the Seneca Memorial Wall. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own seating.

Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery – The annual observance at the cemetery, 20953 W. Hoff Road in Elwood, will be at 11:30 a.m. on Monday.

There are many other local events in honor of Memorial Day, contact your local veteran’s organization for details.

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