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Memorial Day events set in St. Charles

Parking lot to be dedicated to Alderman Martin

Published: Friday, May 16, 2014 11:36 p.m. CDT

ST. CHARLES – All are welcome to attend the St. Charles Memorial Day ceremonies and parade May 26, according to a news release.

The day kicks off at 6 a.m., with a flag raising at Baker Community Center, 101 S. Second St. Then, at 6:30 a.m., cemetery ceremonies will begin at the South Cemetery, on the east side of Seventh Avenue, north of Madison Street.

Ceremonies will continue at the St. Charles North Cemetery, on the west side of Route 25, north of Johnor Avenue, then conclude at the Union Cemetery on the east side of Route 25 north of Stonehedge Road.

Boy Scouts from Troop 1 will place flags on the grave sites of veterans at each of the cemeteries in St. Charles. Each ceremony will include an honor guard, firing squad and posting of colors.

The St. Charles Memorial Day parade begins at 10 a.m. at Sixth and Main streets, and it will continue to Riverside Avenue. It will be followed at 10:45 a.m. by a memorial ceremony parade at the Freedom Shrine, along the Fox River and west of the St. Charles Police Department, 211 N. Riverside Ave.

If there is inclement weather, the ceremony would be held inside at St. Charles Fire Station 1, 112 N. Riverside Ave.

After the Freedom Shrine parade, the City of St. Charles Veterans Parking Lot, 119 N. Third St., will be dedicated to Ward 4 Alderman Jim Martin. He is receiving the honor because of his military service, commitment to serving St. Charles as an alderman for more than 35 years and his overall civic involvement, according to the release.

For information about Memorial Day events, contact VFW Officer Mark Powell at 630-587-6444 or mark.powell@edwardjones.com.

If you go

What: St. Charles Memorial Day ceremonies and paradeWhen: 6 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. May 26Where: 10 a.m. Parade starts at Sixth and Main streets, continues to Riverside Avenue; ceremonies will be at various locations in St. Charles.Cost: FreeInformation: Call 630-587-6444 or email mark.powell@edwardjones.com.

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