On Thursday, November 11th the Dekalb Rotary Club will host a re-dedication of the newly repaired and rebuilt Soldiers & Sailors Clock, located at First Street and Lincoln Highway in downtown DeKalb. (See advanced photos enclosed).
The original dedication was on February 13, 1921, and the clock was built to honor WWI Veterans from Dekalb County that died serving their country. The clock was given to the DeKalb American Legion Post 66 (which was formerly acknowledged in 1921).
This special community event will help honor the 100th anniversary of the Clock, The DeKalb Rotary, and the DeKalb American Legion.
Community members, veterans, and guests are welcome to attend and share this special dedication.
Soldiers & Sailor Clock Dedication
Schedule – November 11, 2021
10:30 AM: The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting
“Soldiers and Sailors Clock” –
Honoring the DeKalb Rotary & American Legion
10:38 AM: Welcome by Michael Embrey, USAF Veteran
10:40 AM: The “Star-Spangled Banner” (Ms. Terri Crain Goodman)
10:42 AM: The DeKalb Rotary presentation about the newly refurbished “Soldiers and Sailors Clock”.
This is the official re-dedication on the Memorial Clock (from 1921).
Mike Coghlan, Chair of Clock Restoration
City Manager Bill Nicklas, City of DeKalb
Brian Corr, Rotary President – 2021
11:00 AM: The DeKalb American Legion will host a full military ceremony to honor both the “Soldiers and Sailors Clock” and “Veteran’s Day”.
Mayor Cohen Barnes, City of DeKalb
Rep. Jeff Keicher, Illinois State Representative-70th District
Commander Manny Olalde, USMC – Commander of DeKalb American Legion
11:09 AM Ceremony Prayer by Legion Chaplin Mike Giuliano – USMC
11:10 AM: The “Battle Hymn of the Republic” (Ms. Terri Crain Goodman)
11:11 AM Ceremony to honor deceased Veterans.
Full Military tribute by the DeKalb American Legion Honor Guard
TAPS – Michael Embrey – USAF & Post 66 Bugler
Veterans Day is a United States federal holiday that honors all military veterans who have served in the U.S. military and is generally observed annually on November 11. The Day coincides with Remembrance Day and Armistice Day which marks the anniversary of the end of World War I (ended Nov. 11th), 1919.
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