At Atlanta, there will be a day of activities that includes a
breakfast by the United Methodist Men from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the
The Atlanta Boy Scouts will host a cake sale starting at 8 a.m. also
at the firehouse.
At 10 a.m., there will be a Veteran Memorial Ceremony with the
Atlanta Community Band performing on the lawn of the Atlanta Public
Library. At 11 a.m. the Flying Feet Cloggers from Audra's Studio of
Dance in Lincoln will perform.
Weather permitting, at 11:45 a.m. children are invited to take a
fire truck ride to the Atlanta Cemetery for a flag placing event.
Everyone wishing to attend should gather at the Atlanta Public
From 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. the VFW Auxiliary #1756 will serve
lunch at the firehouse. Lunch will also be served by Mr. Rob Polen,
featuring items from the Atlanta Locker.
Memorial Day Services will be held at the Lincoln American Legion
Post 263 beginning at 10:30 a.m. Weather permitting the ceremony
will take place outside.
Joe Schaler, a Viet Nam veteran, and driving force behind
establishing a Veteran's Commission in Logan County will be the
guest speaker of the day.
Reverend Michael Paulson of the First United Methodist Church will
give the invocation and benediction.
The Ladies of the Auxiliary will lay the traditional wreath, and the
American Legion Color Guard will deliver the rifle salute and
playing of Taps.
Afterward, everyone is invited to attend the annual ham and bean
lunch at the Legion. The lunch is free, but donations in support of
the food provision will be accepted.
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In Mount Pulaski services will be held at both the Mount Pulaski
Cemetery and the Steenbergen Cemetery.
The Mount Pulaski Cemetery is located on North Washington Street. In
the case of inclement weather, those services will be moved to the
Mount Pulaski American Legion Post 447 on South Washington Street.
The service will begin at 10 a.m. with welcome remarks from LTC Stan Manes.
Reverend Jonathan Buescher of the Mount Zion Lutheran Church will deliver the
There will be a Raising of the Colors ceremony, and the Mount Pulaski High
School Band will perform
The program will include the Presentation of Wreaths and Flowers, the reading of
the Mount Pulaski Grade and High School Memorial Day Essays, a keynote speaker,
and a Fallen Soldiers Ceremony.
The rifle salute will be delivered by Mount Pulaski American Legion Post
447/Mount Pulaski SAL Squadron 447.
A second Memorial Day observance will be held at Steenbergen Cemetery Chapel at
11:20 a.m. Steenbergen is located three miles south of Mount Pulaski on the
Illiopolis Blacktop (go right or west on BoJack Road).
[LDN/compiled from submissions]