Memorial Day 2011 Events in Southwestern Illinois

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Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties

Memorial Day 2011

Perhaps because we're in the Midwest, but this Memorial Day weekend is full of programs, services, and celebrations to memorialize and honor our veterans who sacrificed greatly for our nation.  I'm honoring them in a very small way to help us remember that if not for them, we wouldn't have all the freedoms that other countries do not.  

These are specifically events that honor and remember our veterans and service members, for those who would like to attend and participate:

May 28, 2011

10:00 AM  Commemorative Service at Glenwood Cemetery in Collinsville, Illinois.

10:00 AM  Memorial Day Service at The Joseph Center, co-sponsored by Jeremiah Missionary Baptist Church and Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) Post 3480, 5020 State Street, East Saint Louis, Illinois.

2:00 PM  Memorial Day Celebration, 6105 North Park Drive, Washington Park, Illinois.  

May 29, 2011

Veterans Memorial Day Service at the American Legion, 321 South Seventh Street in Vandalia, Illinois.  Please call (618) 283-0832. 

May 30, 2011

9:00 AM  First Memorial Day Program in the O'Fallon City Cemetery, followed by a second program at 

11:30 AM  at the Veterans Monument on East Wesley Drive, O'Fallon, Illinois.  Keynote speaker is Major General Kevin Leonard, Commanding Officer of the Surface Deployment and Distribution Command at Scott Air Force Base.

9:00 AM  Memorial Day Service to be held just outside Scott Air Force Base, sponsored by VFW Post 4183.

10:00 AM  Memorial Day Ceremony at Melvin Price Park in Swansea, Illinois.

10:00 AM  Memorial Day Service, Caledonia Cemetery in Sparta, Illinois, sponsored by VFW Post 2968.

10:00 - 11:00 AM  Memorial Day Parade in Downtown Belleville, Illinois sponsored by the Korean War Veterans Association Imjin Chapter No. 95.

1:00 - 1:30 PM  The Sergeant Charles A. Fricke gravesite memorial service at the Mount Carmel Cemetery followed by fellowship and remembrances at 2:00 PM at the VFW Post 805.  Please call (618) 624-2651 for more details.

2:00 PM  Memorial Day Celebration, 204 John Street, State Park, Collinsville, Illinois.

My personal reflection on Memorial Day.

 

 

05-27-2011

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Carl Winters
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Yolanda: Looks like they have a full day of events planned for Memorial Day. Hope the weather is going to be good for such a special day.

May 27, 2011 03:31 PM #1
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Carl Winters
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Yolanda: Just noticed your new header, it looks great.

May 27, 2011 03:32 PM #2
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Kwee Huset
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Hi Yolanda, alot of events to honor the Memorial Day weekend. Most of the events in our area are fun events. May be that is the different between the North and the South? Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.

May 27, 2011 03:53 PM #3
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Dale Baker
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Howdy and evening to you Yolanda

Yolanda, each of those events sure are mighty fine sounding ones, for folks to attend and to remember the Freedom they enjoy each and every day, did not at all come to be for them Free.

I also like your mighty fine looking Header!



Have a good one
Dale in New Hampshire

May 27, 2011 04:07 PM #4
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Yolanda Hoversten
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties - O'Fallon, IL
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C&C - Forecast seems to be much warmer with some thunderstorms, but Monday looks great (so they say.) Thank you, I'm glad you like the header. I can make you the same one, wanna?  :)
May 27, 2011 06:30 PM #5
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Yolanda Hoversten
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Hello, Kwee!  Thank you.  We have other bigger & fun events--I just wanted to concentrate on the Veterans' related programs.  Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend, too!  :)
May 27, 2011 06:32 PM #6
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Yolanda Hoversten
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties - O'Fallon, IL
Broker - O Fallon, IL Real Estate

Good evening, Dale. It's nice to see many big and small towns in my area show appreciation to the military veterans. If you like the header, I can make a similar one for you, just let me know. It will only take a few minutes.

I like your service patches, too. I want to thank you for your service, Dale. We owe a lot to you and all the veterans. God Bless.

May 27, 2011 06:43 PM #7
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Howdy and afternoon to you Yolanda

Yolanda,
I read and wrote a reply back to the comment that you left on my blog post a bit ago. I also wanted to come here to your blog post and add the part of my reply that I wrote to your nice offer.

I do really appreciate your offer! I actually have headers for different special times of the year, saved to use. I just have not been able to get around to changing the headers on my different blogs.

I sure do hope you and your family have a mighty fine and safe Memorial Day Weekend, my friend!

PS. please tell your husband, that I salute him for his service to our Grand Country!


Have a good one
Dale in New Hampshire

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Yolanda Hoversten
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Good evening, Dale!  Thanks for your reply.  I will pass your appreciation on to my husband.  I also want to thank you for your service to our country.  Enjoy the weekend, you deserve it!  :)

May 28, 2011 03:22 PM #9
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