Monday, May 26, 2014

Carbondale Memorial Day Service

Today at 10 a.m.:

The annual Carbondale Memorial Day Service will be held on Monday, May 26 at 10:00 a.m. in historic Woodlawn Cemetery on East Main Street in Carbondale. Acting Mayor Donald D. Monty will serve as master of ceremonies and the keynote address will be delivered by General John A. Logan’s great-great granddaughter, Mrs. Margaret Hilliard. General John A. Logan (as portrayed by Brian “Fox” Ellis) will recite General Order No. 11. Other participants in the Service will include Veterans of Foreign Wars Teeter-Carter-Watson Post 2605, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 514, Company C of the 31st Illinois Volunteer Infantry, the Daniel H. Brush Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the African-American Museum of Southern Illinois, members of the Preservation Commission, and members of Girl Scout Troop 8641. Vocalist group Divine Worship & Praise will perform at the service.

The Memorial Day Service is conducted regardless of the weather. Ample seating will be provided. The Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church has generously offered their parking lot located at 400 East Main Street to those attending the service.

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