FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale will host its annual Memorial Day Service at Woodlawn Cemetery to honor the men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice defending our nation.
On Monday, May 30, at 10:00 a.m., the Carbondale Police Department Honor Guard will begin the service by raising the flag. Then, the 31st Illinois Volunteer Infantry, Company C., will perform the rifle salute. The service will be led by Councilwoman Carolin Harvey and the Memorial Day Address will be given by Lieutenant Colonel Tamiko Mueller of the United States Army Reserve.
Chairs will be set up for the service, so attendees do not need to bring lawn chairs unless they wish to.
Immediately following the service, there will be a self-guided walking tour through historic Woodlawn Cemetery, marked by brief biographies of some of the notable veterans displayed near their headstones.
For more information, contact the City of Carbondale’s Public Relations Officer Roni LeForge at 618-457-3262.
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