A press release from Congressman Joe Walsh:
Congressman Walsh Announces Memorial Day Schedule
“Throughout our nation’s history, many servicemen have given their lives in defense of our freedom. It is important that we honor and remember them.”
WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Joe Walsh (R-IL) today announced that he will commemorate Memorial Day on Monday, May 30th by participating in community events honoring those who have lost their lives in service to our country.
Congressman Walsh encourages all 8th District residents to remember the significance of Memorial Day by participating in local parades and ceremonies.
“Throughout our nation’s history, many servicemen have given their lives in defense of our freedoms. It is important that we honor and remember them,” said Congressman Walsh.
“Memorial Day is the only day designated to publicly honor their sacrifices. I encourage my constituents to join me at one of the observances listed below or participate in the many Memorial Day activities taking place in communities throughout the 8th Congressional District.”
Constituents are invited to join Congressman Walsh at the events listed below. Congressman Walsh asks that political t-shirts and signs be left at home and participants instead wear red, white and blue and bring an American flag to carry (POW/MIA flags would also be appropriate).
Johnsburg Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade
WHERE: 7 Days Market
3312 N. Chapel Hill Rd
Johnsburg, IL 60051 (map)
WHEN: Ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m., parade to follow
[I am informed that a solemn Ceremony starts at 9AM.]
Wauconda Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony
WHERE: Main Street
Wauconda, IL 60084 (map)
WHEN: Parade begins at 10:00 a.m., ceremony to follow
Lake Villa Memorial Day Parade
WHERE: Palombi Middle School
131 McKinley Ave
Lake Villa, IL 60046 (map)
WHEN: Parade begins at 1:00 p.m.