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Memorial Day observances planned this weekend

Memorial Day is Monday.
Memorial Day is Monday.


Kirkland Memorial Day Ceremony

1 p.m. Sunday

Northern Illinois Veterans Memorial, Franklin Township Park, Kirkland


Keynote military speaker

U.S. Army Lt. Col. 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. Monday, 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 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.


Joiner Cemetery clean-up

9 a.m.Saturday.

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

Jane Fargo Hotel, 355 W. State St., Sycamore

Cost is $10 a person prepaid or $15 at the door. To RSVP and prepay, email Frank Beierlotzer at

Motorcycle Escort

7:45 a.m. Monday

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

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.


Flags on Veterans Graves

Meet at 9 a.m. Saturday at the DeKalb American Legion. Scouts will be at Fairview Park Cemetery at 9:30 a.m. to help.

DeKalb Memorial Day Parade

9 a.m. Monday

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.


American Legion Post 654 services

9 a.m. Monday

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.


American Legion Post 312 services

9:15 a.m. Monday

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 Memorial Day Service and Luncheon

10 a.m. Monday

Malta United Methodist Church, South Third and Sprague streets, Malta


Genoa Memorial Day Parade and Service

11:30 a.m. Monday

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.


Roberts Armory World War II Museum

Open to the public from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday in honor of Memorial Day. Follow the signs on the Army truck at Route 251 and Intermodal Drive in Rochelle. or


Woodlawn Cemetery

10:30 a.m. Monday.

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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