Tuesday, May 25, 2010

President Obama to Participate in 2010 Memorial Day Ceremony at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Illinois

According to a press release on whitehouse.gov, President Barack Obama will participate in the 2010 Memorial Day ceremony at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Illinois.

From the press release:

 "WASHINGTON—On Thursday, May 27, President Barack Obama and his family will travel to Chicago, where they will spend the weekend.  On Monday, the President will participate in a Memorial Day ceremony at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Illinois."

On May 30, 2005, then U.S. Senator Obama participated in the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery Memorial Day Ceremony, his first visit to the National Cemetery located about an hour south of Chicago.






Here is a map of Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Illinois:

Here are scanned images of the Program for the 2005 Memorial Day Ceremony at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Illinois.  Obama gave the Memorial Day Address at the May 30, 2005 Ceremony.  

Image of the inside of the program from the 2005 Memorial Day Ceremony at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery:





Photo of Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Illinois




Photo of flagpole and monument, Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, Illinois