Memorial Day EventsPosted:
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.