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2017 Elgin Memorial Day Events

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Name: 2017 Elgin Memorial Day Events
Date: May 29, 2017
Event Description:
The Elgin Patriotic Memorial Association in cooperation with the City of Elgin will host four events for Memorial Day on Monday, May 29, 2017.

Events include:
  1. Memorial Day Event @ Mount Hope Cemetery

    May 29, 2017, 8:45 AM @ Mount Hope Cemetery

    There will be a Catholic Mass along with a combined color guard, rifle salute, and the playing of Taps. Special Note: "Should weather conditions be deemed unsuitable by city officials for outdoor programs an announcement will be made no later than 8:30 am on Memorial Day that the Elgin Veterans Memorial Park and Bluff City Cemetery programs will be held at their normal times at the Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin. This information will be posted on and distributed by all possible media. Please note this possible change does not affect the Lakewood Memorial Park and Mount Hope programs.

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  2. Memorial Day Event @ Lakewood Memorial Park

    May 29, 2017, 9:15 AM @ Lakewood Memorial Park

    A service to honor those buried at Lakewood Memorial Park located at 30W730 US 20 will be held at the cemetery’s Garden of Honor and include a combined color guard. The observance will conclude with a rifle salute and the playing of Taps. Special Note: "Should weather conditions be deemed unsuitable by city officials for outdoor programs an announcement will be made no later than 8:30 am on Memorial Day that the Elgin Veterans Memorial Park and Bluff City Cemetery programs will be held at their normal times at the Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin. This information will be posted on and distributed by all possible media. Please note this possible change does not affect the Lakewood Memorial Park and Mount Hope programs.

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  3. Memorial Day Event @ Elgin Veterans Memorial Park

    May 29, 2017, 9:45 AM @ Elgin Veterans Memorial Park

    Organized by the Elgin Navy Club and the Marine Corps League, this program is especially designed to pay tribute to veterans interred at sea. The program will also feature the Elgin Master Chorale, and conclude with the strewing of flowers into the Fox River, a rifle salute, and the playing of Taps. Special Note: "Should weather conditions be deemed unsuitable by city officials for outdoor programs an announcement will be made no later than 8:30 am on Memorial Day that the Elgin Veterans Memorial Park and Bluff City Cemetery programs will be held at their normal times at the Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin. This information will be posted on and distributed by all possible media. Please note this possible change does not affect the Lakewood Memorial Park and Mount Hope programs.

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  4. Memorial Day Event @ Bluff City Cemetery

    May 29, 2017, 11:00 AM @ Bluff City Cemetery

    This year’s program will pay tribute to the 125th anniversary of the Elgin Patriotic Memorial Association. The most solemn moment of the morning will be the laying of organizational wreaths at the Grand Army of the Republic memorial – an observance akin to the laying of wreaths at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Washington D.C. Activities will include a roll call of deceased veterans, a rifle salute, and the playing of Taps. Special Note: "Should weather conditions be deemed unsuitable by city officials for outdoor programs an announcement will be made no later than 8:30 am on Memorial Day that the Elgin Veterans Memorial Park and Bluff City Cemetery programs will be held at their normal times at the Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin. This information will be posted on and distributed by all possible media. Please note this possible change does not affect the Lakewood Memorial Park and Mount Hope programs.

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The most solemn moment of the morning will be the laying of organizational wreaths at the Grand Army of the Republic memorial – an observance akin to the laying of wreaths at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Washington D.C.  Activities will include a roll call of deceased veterans, a rifle salute, and the playing of Taps.

Additional notes: A free shuttle bus will pick up riders at the main gate and east gate before and after the service for transportation to and from the ceremony area. This 11:00 a.m. program will also be broadcast live on WRMN Radio, 1410 AM.

Should weather conditions be deemed unsuitable by city officials for outdoor programs, an announcement will be made no later than 8:30 a.m. on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29 that the Veterans Memorial Park and Bluff City Cemetary programs will be held at their normal times at the Hemmens Cultural Center located at 45 Symphony Way, Elgin. This information will be posted on the City of Elgin website and other media outlets.
 
Residents are encouraged to visit local cemeteries over Memorial Day weekend. At Bluff City Cemetery, over 600 flags honoring local veterans will line the streets as part of the award winning “Avenue of Flags.” There are also over 2,800 smaller flags flying over veterans graves placed by local volunteers as part of the “Adopt a Cemetery” program.


 
Location:
Mount Hope Cemetery, 8:45 a.m. 1001 Villa Street, Elgin, IL

Lakewood Memorial Park, 9:15 a.m. 30W730 US 20, Elgin, IL

Elgin Veterans Memorial Park, 9:45 a.m. 274 N. Grove Ave., Elgin, IL

Bluff City Cemetery, 11:00 a.m. 945 Bluff City Blvd., Elgin, IL
Date/Time Information:
Monday, May 29, 2017
8:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
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