Memorial Day

Memorial Day, which is observed on the last Monday of May, commemorates the men and women who died while in the military service. Remember to honor your fallen veterans and to participate in memorial service.

Information provided from the Department of Veterans Affairs

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National Cemetery Administration will host Memorial Day ceremonies at VA national cemeteries across the country with the help of local communities. Each cemetery and community will add their own special touch of patriotism and “thanks” during the events. Information provided from the Department of Veterans Affairs on local ceremonies in Illinois.

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The National Memorial Day Concert is a free annual concert performed on the west lawn of the United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., in celebration of Memorial Day since 1989. It is broadcast live on PBS, NPR, and can also be seen overseas by U.S. military personnel in more than 175 countries and aboard more than 200 U.S. Navy ships at sea on American Forces Network. The National Memorial Day Concert is on Ch 11 PBS live on the Sunday evening before Memorial Day. Most stations air the Concert at  7:00 p.m. CT. Check your local listings or the link below.

The National Memorial Day Concert features uplifting musical performances, documentary footage and dramatic readings that honor the military service of all our men and women in uniform, their families at home and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. It is a great program please make an effort to view.

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