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Memorial Day observances planned around DeKalb County

Published: Monday, May 19, 2014 8:57 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, May 23, 2014 10:41 a.m. CDT
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Sycamore's Memorial Day parade travels west on Charles Street while traveling to Elmwood Cemetery in Sycamore on May 27, 2014.

KIRKLAND Kirkland Memorial Day Ceremony 1 p.m. Sunday, May 25 Northern Illinois Veterans Memorial, Franklin Township Park, Kirkland

Keynote military speaker U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonial Christopher J. Clay will attend the Mayors’ Memorial Day Breakfast at 6:45 a.m. Monday, at the Jane Fargo Hotel, Sycamore, with a short program at 7:30 a.m. From Sycamore, Clay will be the keynote military speaker at the Joiner Cemetery at 8:15 a.m., in the DeKalb Memorial Day Parade at 9 a.m., in Malta at 10 a.m., in the Genoa Memorial Day Parade at 11:30 a.m., in Genoa at noon and attend the Genoa Veterans Home buffet at 12:45 p.m.

DeKalb American Legion Honor Guard Sunday, May 25 at all cemeteries in DeKalb Meet at the Legion by 7:30 a.m.; 8 a.m. at Veterans Park; 8:15 a.m. at Fairview Park Cemetery; 8:40 a.m. at Malta Cemetery; 9:10 a.m. at St Mary Catholic Cemetery; 9:25 a.m. at Kishwaukee River on the First Street bridge; 9:40 a.m. at Congregational Church Cemetery; 10 a.m. at County Cemetery; 10:25 a.m. at Ohio Grove Cemetery; 10:50 a.m. at Cortland Cemetery; 11:20 a.m. at Afton Cemetery on Perry Road; and 11:40 a.m. at Evergreen Cemetery.

SYCAMORE Joiner Cemetery clean-up 9 a.m. Saturday, May 24. West of Sycamore on West Old State Road just east of Five Points Road. 815-758-5788.

Mayors’ Memorial Day Breakfast 6:45 to 7:30 a.m. Monday, May 26 Jane Fargo Hotel, 355 W. State St., Sycamore Cost is $10 per person prepaid or $15 at the door. To RSVP and prepay, email Frank Beierlotzer at

Motorcycle Escort 7:45 a.m. Monday, May 26 Leaves from the Jane Fargo Hotel, 355 W. State St., Sycamore Staging for the escort will begin at 7 a.m. from the Jane Fargo Hotel, briefing at 7:45 a.m., Joiner Cemetery at 7:55 a.m., DeKalb Parade at 8:30 a.m., Malta at 9:30 a.m. and Genoa Parade at 11 a.m. For information, email

Sycamore Memorial Day Service 10 a.m. Monday, May 26 Sycamore Veterans Home, 121 S. California St., Sycamore Beginning at the Veterans Home, with a parade to Elmwood Cemetery, and service to conclude at the cemetery.

DEKALB Flags on Veterans Graves Meet at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 24, at the DeKalb American Legion. Scouts will be at Fairview Park Cemetery at 9:30 to help.

DeKalb Memorial Day Parade 9 a.m. Monday, May 26 Downtown DeKalb and Ellwood House, 509 N. First St., DeKalb Stepping off from North Third Street and Lincoln Highway at 9 a.m., ending at Ellwood House, 509 N. First St., at 9:30 a.m.

WATERMAN American Legion Post 654 services 9 a.m. Monday, May 26 American Legion Post 654 of Waterman will hold the following Memorial Day services: Union Cemetery at 9 a.m.; First Lutheran Cemetery at 9:30 a.m.; St. James Cemetery at 9:50 a.m.; Shabbona Nursing Home at 10:15 a.m.; and Waterman Lions Park at 11 a.m.

MAPLE PARK American Legion Post 312 services 9:15 a.m. Monday, May 26 Services will be held at 9:15 a.m. at Pierce Cemetery in Troxel; at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery; at 9:45 a.m. at Gardner Methodist Cemetery; at 10 a.m. at Van Vlak Cemetery; at 10:15 a.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery; at 10:30 a.m. at South Burlington Cemetery; and at noon at Kaneland High School. The Healing Field Ceremony at Kaneland High School will include more than 1,000 American flags in the field east of the high school.

MALTA Malta Memorial Day Service and Luncheon 10 a.m. Monday, May 26 Malta United Methodist Church, South Third and Sprague streets, Malta

GENOA Genoa Memorial Day Parade and Service 11:30 a.m. Monday, May 26 Begins at Genoa Vets Home, 311 S. Washington St., travels down Route 72 to South Stott Street and ends at Faith United Methodist Church cemetery with a short ceremony at noon. 815-751-6211.

ROCHELLE Roberts Armory World War II Museum Open to the public from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday, May 26, in honor of Memorial Day. Follow the signs on the Army truck at Route 251 and Intermodal Drive in Rochelle. or

CRESTON Woodlawn Cemetery 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 26. Guest speaker U.S. Army veteran Amy Shaw. Rain location of St. John's Lutheran Church, E. South St., Creston. 815-751-3143.

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