Memorial Day Events


A number of events will be taking place this Memorial Day weekend.

In Decatur, the Veteran's Assistance Commission of Macon County will conduct a Memorial Day Remembrance ceremony.

It starts at 10:00 AM Monday morning at the Fairview Park Pavilion.

Camp Butler National Cemetery will have its annual Memorial Day program to honor all military members. It's at 2:00 PM Monday at the National Cemetery on Springfield's Northwest side.

Also in Springfield, a headstone to mark the grave of Civil War soldier Leroy Key will be unveiled during a Noon ceremony at Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Key was a Union Soldier in the 16th Cavalry in 1864. He later made his home in Springfield.

In Champaign, AMVETS Post 3 will host Memorial Day services at Grandview Memorial Gardens. Services will begin at 10:30 AM.

American Legion Post 25 of Champaign will also observe Memorial Day at the Mount Hope  Cemetery at 2:00 PM.

In Danville, the Veterans of Foreign Wars will hold a "Prayers and Salute" observance at the World War I Monument on West Main and Gilbert. The ceremony begins at 9:00 AM.

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