Saturday: Memorial Weekend Steak Dinner – Join the Genoa Veterans Home for it’s Memorial Weekend Stead Dinner at 6pm on Saturday, May 29th at the Genoa Veterans Home, 311 S. Washington St. in Genoa. Cost is $12/person.
Sunday: Memorial Day Ceremony in Kirkland – Events begin at 1pm at the Northern Illinois Veterans Memorial in Franklin Township Park. Pork chop sandwiches can be purchased for $5 on the grounds. For complete schedule visit the Village of Kirkland’s website http://www.villageofkirkland.com
Monday: Mayor’s Memorial Day Breakfast – Major William L. Hotopp (who has served in the military for 24 years, including as a Green Beret, serving seven overseas tours in Central America, Southwest Asia and Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom and being decorated 28 times) will meet with several Mayors, other officials and the public on Memorial Day, Monday morning May 31st, at the Carls Fargo Restaurant, 355 W. State Street, Sycamore. The breakfast starts at 6:45am with a united prayer at 7:15am followed by a short program so everyone can be out of there before 8:am to go to other Memorial Day events. The breakfast is open to the public and is $8.00 RSVP & $10.00 pay at the door.
Memorial Day Parade in DeKalb – Observances begin at 8:30am at the Memorial Tank at First Street and Lincoln Highway. Veterans participating will join the parade, the check in for which begins at 8:30am at North Third Street and Lincoln Highway, with step-off at 9am. The parade will end at 9:30am at the Ellwood House. At Ellwood house there will be a short program. There will be some music by Huntley school. After the program, DeKalb Park District will host a reception in the visitors center, especially for veterans, and will offer refreshments. The museum will offer free tours of the house following the program.
Sycamore Memorial Day Parade & Service – Join Sycamore for its Memorial Day Parade at 10am at the Sycamore Veterans Club, 121 S. California St. The parade will conclude at the Ellwood Cemetery for the Memorial Day Service.
Malta Memorial Day Service – 10am at Malta United Methodist Church, S. Third and Sprague streets. Major William L Hotopp will be the guest speaker and special music by the Barbershop Quartet will be included in the program. Veterans of the community are invited to pay tribute to those who have fought in all of the nation’s wars, by marching as a unit from the church to Malta Township Library, where a wreath will be dedicated to the Veterans of World War I. Any veteran wanting to participate is asked to meet at the church by 9:30am. Flags will be handed out to children at the close of the service for those wanting to march to the library.
Genoa Memorial Day Parade & Service – Genoa will have its Memorial Day Parade & Service at 11:30am beginning at the Genoa Veterans Home, 311 S. Washington St. The parade will conclude at the Genoa Township Cemetery for the service.
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