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Information and Schedules for Ceremonies at the Cemetery

Wreaths Across America

December 15, 2018 at 11:00 AM

Wreaths Across America will be at Elwood, IL.  to Remember and Honor our veterans through the laying of Remembrance wreaths on the graves of our country's fallen heroes and the act of saying the name of each and every veteran aloud. If a grave specific is required please email Debbie at proudarmysis4@sbcglobal.net for a sponsorship form. 

Location: The Main Flag Pole

Unaccompanied Veterans Memorial Ceremony

January 8, 2019

The Unaccompanied Veterans Memorial Ceremony is a quarterly service, held in January, April, July, and October. The Memorial Squad renders Group Military Honors for all veterans who have been interred at ALNC in the preceding three months, without receiving Military Honors, (mainly homeless veterans, and those with no Next Of Kin).

The ceremony opens with Posting of Colors, followed by a prayer, and a poem. Then each name is read, along with rank and branch of service, and conflict(s) served in. After each name is read, a bell is rung. After all names have been read, Military Honors are rendered: Three Rifle Volleys, Taps, and Folding and Presentation of the American Flag to a special guest. This is followed by Benediction, and Retiring of Colors.

Contact Jack Picciolo (815) 919-7507 if you know other individuals or groups who might be interested in receiving the quarterly notification. Any contacts with local newspapers and publications would be appreciated.

For more information, call the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery at (815) 423-9958.