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Memorial Day 2020 ceremonies

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(WSIL) -- Below are some area Memorial Day services scheduled for this Monday, May 25th, 2020.

COBDEN

The Cobden community and American Legion will come together for a wreath ceremony at 9:30 Monday morning, followed by a drive and walk-through service until 10:30. At 70 V-F-W Lane off old Route 51 near Anna, there will be a Memorial Day service at 11 this morning. Those who plan to attend are asked to bring lawn chair or to be prepared to stand for the service.

ANNA

The Anna VFW will be holding a Memorial Day service at 11:00 a.m. on Monday. It's located at 70 VFW Lane off of old route 51. Those who plan to attend are asked to bring lawn chairs or be prepared to stand for the service.

CHRISTOPHER

Christoper's American Legion is holding a Memorial Day service at the Catholic Cemetery in town at 8:45 a.m. and then will head directly to the Veterans Memorial at 9:00 a.m.

Afterwards they will tour several different cemeteries in the area, including Mulkeytown, Greenwood, Mount Pleasant, Hickory Corner, Knight, Smith and finally Harrison at 11:20 a.m.

HARRISBURG

The city of Harrisburg will honor the 242 Saline County residents who lost their lives in the service of our country. "Little Arlington" is one-of-a-kind in Illinois and believed to be ONE of only TEN in the United States. The 242 crosses that represent those men and women are new this year and are part of a renovation the City and volunteers worked to complete in time for Memorial Day.

Several speakers will take the stage one at a time during the ceremony including Mayor John McPeek and State Senator Dale Fowler.

The ceremony is open to anyone who wishes to attend, but they are asked to follow social distancing guidelines.

The event will start at 10 a.m. at Arlington Little Cemetery inside of Sunset Lawn Cemetery.

Address:

701-899 Brennon Drive,

Harrisburg, IL 62946

Devin Kidd

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