Monday is Memorial Day and special ceremonies are scheduled this weekend throughout Bond County:
The Mulberry Grove American Legion will place flags at every veteran’s grave in the Mulberry Grove and Taylor Cemeteries beginning Saturday, May 23, at 8:00 a.m.
The Avenue of Flags at the Mulberry Grove Cemetery will be raised Sunday, May 24, starting at 8:00 a.m. weather permitting.
A memorial service is scheduled for Sunday, May 24, at 2:00 p.m. You are invited to help raise and lower flags.
Members of the Pocahontas American Legion and Highland VFW will be at the Robinson Cemetery Sunday, May 24, at 2:00 p.m., for a Memorial Day service.
Members of the Pocahontas and Mulberry Grove American Legions will gather at the Veterans Memorial in Pocahontas for a Memorial Day Service Monday at 11:00 a.m. everyone is invited. In case of bad weather, the service will move inside.
At 9 a.m. Monday, new United States, Illinois and M-I-A/P-O-W flags will be raised at the Bond County Veterans Memorial, on the courthouse lawn.
19 new veterans bricks have been purchased and are being added to the memorial. This brings the number of Bond County veterans honored with bricks at the memorial to approximately 1,025.
A special program will take place Monday at Montrose Cemetery at 10:00 a.m. in front of the mausoleum.
Guest speakers will be Ted Troemel a retired 22-year Army veteran, and Tiffany Mueller, member of the Military Moms organization and the mother of a son, Brett, who was recently released from active duty and is now in the Army Reserves
Several local veterans will participate in the service.
The Greenville Municipal Band will perform during the ceremony and will also present a 15-minute concert at the cemetery starting at 9:45 a.m.
The mausoleum will be open for individuals to visit. In case of inclement weather, the Memorial Day program will be moved to the First United Methodist Church on South Second Street in Greenville.