A list of Memorial Day services planned across DeKalb County this weekend

There are many events planned around the county to remember those who have died serving our country.

Sunday, May 30

The American Legion Honor Guard detail will travel via TransVac to the following cemeteries to present formal military services throughout the day Sunday:

8:30 a.m. Fairview Park Cemetery, 1600 S. First Street, DeKalb

9 a.m. Malta Cemetery

9:30 a.m. St Mary’s Cemetery, 531 Sycamore Road, DeKalb

9:45 a.m. First Street Bridge over Kishwaukee River south of Hillcrest in remembrance of all Veterans who passed at sea

10 a.m. Oakwood Cemetery behind First Congregational United Church of Christ, 615 N. First St., DeKalb

10:25 a.m. County Cemetery behind Ellwood Steak and Fish House, 2219 Sycamore Road, DeKalb

10:45 a.m. Ohio Grove Cemetery on Barber Greene Road in Sycamore

11:15 a.m. Mound Rest Cemetery in Cortland

11:40 a.m. Afton Cemetery on Perry Road


Memorial Day Service

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Monday, May 31

Place: Woodlawn Cemetery

In the case of inclement weather, the program will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 126 E. South St. There will be a special salute to members of the 8th Calvary and other Civil War veterans buried in the cemetery. Bring a lawn chair.


Mayors’ Memorial Day Breakfast

Time: 6:45 to 8 a.m.

Date: Monday, May 31

Place: DeKalb Elks Lodge 765, 209 S. Annie Glidden Road

Cost: $10 in advance, $15 at the door

Information: 815-758-5788

Breakfast will be served from 6:45 to 7:15 a.m. A short program will begin at 7:30 a.m. and end by 8 a.m. There will be a motorcycle ride starting at 8 a.m. with stops in DeKalb, Sycamore and Genoa, ending in Genoa to escort the Genoa Memorial Day Parade at 11:30 a.m.

Memorial Day Service

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Monday, May 31

Place: The American Legion Honor Guard will have a ceremony at Memorial Park, 101 E. Lincoln Highway, followed by a presentation at the Ellwood House, 509 N. First St. The presentation will feature guest speakers, including DeKalb Mayor Cohen Barnes, DeKalb Police Chief David Byrd, and keynote guest speaker Michael Embrey, and patriotic music.


Memorial Day Parade and Service

Time: 11:30 a.m.

Date: Monday, May 31

Information: 815-784-5967

Place: Starts at the Genoa Veterans Home, 311 S. Washington St., and ends at the Genoa Cemetery, where services will take place at noon.


Memorial Day service

Time: 9:30 a.m.

Date: Monday, May 31

Place: Community Building, 120 Maple St. in Hinckley. The ceremony will include comments about a new brick memorial walkway honoring veterans which was completed this week.


Malta Parade and Wreath-Laying Ceremony

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Monday, May 31

Place: All veterans are invited to meet at the corner of Third and Adams streets and march to the Malta Township Library. The community is invited to line the streets. Flags and programs will be passed out by local Girl Scouts. At the library, a short memorial service will be held, followed by a wreath-laying ceremony.


Memorial Day Services

Time: 9 to 10:30 a.m. cemetery services, 11:30 a.m. American Legion Post ceremony, noon lunch

Date: Monday, May 31

Place: Six local cemeteries and Maple Park American Legion Post 312, 203 Main St.

Schedule: 9:15 a.m. Pierce Cemetery, 9:30 a.m. St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, 9:45 a.m. Gardner Methodist Cemetery, 10 a.m. Van Vlak Cemetery, 10:15 a.m. Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery and 10:30 a.m. South Burlington Cemetery. Around 11 a.m., there will be a ceremony at the American Legion, 203 Main St. After the ceremony, there will be an open house with free hamburgers, hot dogs and fries.


Memorial Day Service

Time: 11 a.m.

Date: Monday, May 31

Place: Elmwood Cemetery, 901 S. Cross St.

There will be a shortened parade beginning at the corner of Cross and Charles streets through the Avenue of Flags to the Rotunda. The Sycamore Middle School Band will perform, local scout groups will have a flag-folding ceremony, Dave Lundberg will sing patriotic songs and the Sycamore Veterans Club will host a ceremony.


Memorial Day Services

Time: 9 a.m. to noon

Date: Monday, May 31

Place: Locations in Lee, Shabbona and Waterman

Waterman American Legion Post 654 will conduct ceremonies at the following locations: 9 a.m. Union Cemetery in Lee, 9:30 a.m. First Lutheran Cemetery in Lee, 9:50 a.m. St. James’ Cemetery in Lee, 10:15 a.m. Shabbona Memorial and 11 a.m. Waterman Lions Park. Bring a lawn chair and wear a mask.

Katrina Milton

Katrina J.E. Milton

Award-winning reporter and photographer for Shaw Media publications, including The Daily Chronicle and The MidWeek newspapers in DeKalb County, Illinois, since 2012.