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Maple Park plans Memorial Day events

Published: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 5:22 p.m. CDT

MAPLE PARK – Each year during the Memorial Day weekend, American Legion members from Post 312 in Maple Park place American flags on the graves of service members at six Maple Park cemeteries.

On Memorial Day, the honor guard and rifle squad perform a memorial service at each of the cemeteries with a 21-gun salute honoring fallen and deceased veterans. In full American Legion dress, the honor guard will assemble at each cemetery. The post chaplain will recite a veterans prayer, the rifle squad will fire three volleys of seven rifles over the graves of the veterans, and the bugler will play taps.

Memorial Day services begin at 9 a.m. Monday, May 26.

The complete honor guard schedule is as follows:

• 9:15 a.m.: Pierce Cemetery, Pritchard  Owens roads in Troxel.

• 9:30 a.m.: St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, County Line Road, Maple Park.

• 9:45 a.m.: Gardner Methodist Cemetery, Route 38, Maple Park.

• 10 a.m.: Van Vlak Cemetery, McNulty Road, Maple Park.

• 10:15 a.m.: Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery, Meredith Road, Maple Park.

• 10:30 a.m.: South Burlington Cemetery, Ramm Road, Maple Park.

• Noon at the Kaneland High School Healing Field Ceremony, 47W326 Keslinger Road, Maple Park.

For information, visit www.mapleparklegion.org.

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