May 24, 2013
Galena Memorial Day Parade – Sunday, May 26
At 1:00 p.m. at Veteran’s Memorial Park, Commerce St. and Main St., Galena, IL, the parade begins on Commerce St. by the Old Market House and travels north to Franklin and south on Main St. to Veterans Memorial Park for a Memorial Day program. The park is located on S. Main St. outside flood gates.
Linwood Cemetery Activities – Monday, May 27
At 10:00 a.m. on Memorial Day Monday, 2735 Windsor Ave., Dubuque, people gather at Linwood Cemetery for a Memorial Day Service. The Memorial Day service is held as a special salute to those who have gone before us. Each year the service includes a guest speaker. A moving part of the Memorial Day Service includes the reading of the names in the Avenue of Flags. The ceremony also includes local area bands and soloist performances. For more information, call (563) 582-1289.
Dubuque Memorial Day Parade – Monday, May 27
At 1:30 p.m., the Dubuque Memorial Day Parade will be held. The parade route will begin at Jackson Park, travel down Main St. to 9th, up 9th to Locust, and disband in the Washington Park area. Charlie Brimeyer, Executive Director of Veterans’ Affairs for Dubuque County, will be a guest speaks. Tayolor Manders, Wahlert High School student, is a featured soloist. The Colts Drum and Bugle Corps will play their summer debut concert. For more information, contact Mary Reuter, Parade Coordinator, at (563) 556-6746.