Saturday, May 29, 2010

Memorial Day Reminder

The city really, really, really wants you to show up at Woodlawn Cemetery for the Memorial Day ceremony on Monday. Really!

The annual Carbondale Memorial Day Service will be held on Monday, May 31st, at 10:00 a.m. in historic Woodlawn Cemetery on East Main Street in Carbondale. The keynote speaker will be P. Michael Jones, Director of the John A. Logan Museum in Murphysboro. Mayor Brad Cole will serve as Master of Ceremonies.

Other participants in the Service will include Commander David Conrad and Veterans of Foreign Wars Teeter-Carter-Watson Post 2605, the Daniel H. Brush Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 514, the Carbondale Preservation Commission and Carbondale Cub Scout Packs #37 and #60. Company C of the 31st Illinois Volunteer Infantry will present Special Military Honors with its traditional 21-gun salute from Civil War-era muskets. Dr. Jonathan Jordan, Pastor of Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church, will offer the invocation and benediction and The Bankesters of Carbondale will sing The National Anthem.

The Memorial Day Service is conducted regardless of the weather. Ample seating will be provided.

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