Guest speaker Mike Kennedy, from Payne, will share appropriate thoughts of the day. The Kent County Sheriff Color Guard will also be in attendance. Complimentary hot dogs, hamburgers and refreshments will be served and patriotic memorabilia will be available. From there, the assembly will proceed to the Livermore Veterans Memorial at 7:20 a.m., the Jay POW/MIA Bridge at 7:45 a.m., where the VFW Post 3335 will lay a wreath, and the Jay Hill Cemetery at 8:15 a.m.
The memorial service will start at 1 p.m. Glen Gindler, commander of Troy American Legion Post 708, will give the opening welcome.
Services will be held at both the Chico Cemetery on Mangrove Avenue at 10 a.m., and Glen Oaks Memorial Park at Hegan Lane and the Midway at 2 p.m. Forty-five American flags, as well as five flags for each branch of service, will be placed around the cemetery Saturday, Sunday and Monday mornings and taken down in the afternoons. The services will be conducted by area veterans groups.
Naperville’s Memorial Day Parade, sponsored by American Legion Post 43 and Judd Kendall VFW Post 3873, has been an annual tradition since 1928.
Kingston: The town will hold its annual parade on Memorial Day at 10 a.m., starting at the top of Hilltop Avenue, by the elementary school, and to the town house on Evergreen Street.
AURORA – An American Legion service at Veterans Memorial Park on Garfield Road will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday, followed by a parade at 10 a.m. from the park to Aurora Memorial Cemetery. Shuttles will run from 9 a.m.to 1 p.m. Visitors should arrive early and enter through the Moline gate.
Bluffs Trinity Lutheran Church at 1693 County Road 17, northwest of Fremont, will be having a Memorial Day event on Sunday. A breakfast for veterans will be served at 7 a.m.at the Legion.
Celebrations continue 11 a.m. Monday at the park with a flag-raising ceremony and a barbecue picnic.
At noon, the American Legion honor guard will return to the American Legion hall at 315 S. Bowen St.to lower the flags to half-staff.
More than 300 flags representing local veterans have been brought to the Cameron Veterans Memorial Park for viewing this weekend, in preparation for an observance Monday.
Three ceremonies will take place in Effingham on Monday.