Flag placement a precursor to Memorial Day Ceremony at Mound City National Cemetery

MOUND CITY, Ill. (KBSI) – As we approach Memorial Day weekend, the service men and women we have lost in the line of duty are at the front of our minds, and they certainly were in Mound City on Thursday.

At the Mound City National Cemetery, people placed more than 9,000 American flags on the graves of our fallen heroes. This was a precursor to the cemetery’s Memorial Day Ceremony, which makes its return after a two-year absence.

“Least we forget, history is very important,” Mound City National Cemetery Preservation Commission President Tom Mueller said. “We need to honor our service men and women so that we’re able to live the life of the free in the home of the brave, and remember those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.”

Monday’s ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. and all are welcome to attend. It will feature several speakers, the placement of three memorial wreaths, a recitement of the 11th General Order, and a picnic at the museum after the program.

 

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