Judson University will be closed on Monday, May 29, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Regular business hours will resume on Tuesday, May 30. We hope you are able to enjoy this time and can honor the profound sacrifices of those who served our country in the armed services and their family members.
Here are a few programs planned for Elgin area residents to observe this holiday:
Elgin Veterans Memorial Park
Monday, May 29, 9:30 a.m.
274 N. Grove Ave., Elgin, Ill.
Join the Elgin Patriotic Memorial Association, the Elgin Navy Club, and the Elgin Marine Corps League for a program is specially designed to pay tribute to veterans interred at sea. Following a presentation by Elgin Navy Club members, the service will conclude with the strewing of flowers into the Fox River, a rifle salute, and the playing of Taps. Elgin’s Veterans Memorial Park is located adjacent to the Gail Borden Public Library at 274 N. Grove Ave.
Bluff City Cemetery
11 a.m., Monday, May 29
945 Bluff City Blvd. Elgin
Mark Smith, president of the Elgin Patriotic Memorial Association and senior vice commander of the Elgin American Legion Post 57, will be the keynote speaker at the Bluff City Cemetery ceremony on Monday, May 29.
The program will include musical selections from the Larkin School band, local Elgin students will read Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address and General John Logan’s May 5, 1868, Orders which established Memorial Day.
Because of the expected large turnout, bring along a lawn or folding chair. A free shuttle bus will pick up riders at the main gate and east gate before and after the ceremony.