Tuesday, May 25, 2010

2010 Memorial Day in Braidwood, Illinois

The sacrifice of many will be recalled during the annual Reed Township Memorial Day Program in Braidwood, Illinois.

Sponsored by the American Legion Koca Post 39, the ceremony begins at 9 a.m., at the Reed Township Veterans Memorial on Main Street, directly across from the Braidwood City Hall on Monday. Speakers will be State Rep. Careen Gordon and Braidwood Mayor Sue Grygiel.

The Invocation will be by Rev. Kurt Ulmer of Shepherd of Peace Lutheran Church. The “Star Spangled Banner” will be presented by the Reed Custer Music Department Madrigal Choir.   American Legion Koca Post # 39 Commander James Canup will welcome everyone.

Each of the Armed Forces songs will be played, with veterans from each branch standing during the song. Placing of the wreath, Taps, closing remarks and benediction will close the ceremony, following by everyone singing, “God Bless America.”