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Memorial Day Events & Parades

May 30, 2022 @ 6:45 am - 9:30 am

Memorial Services
Time: 9 to 11:20 a.m.
Date: Sunday, May 29

Place: Locations in DeKalb
DeKalb American Legion Post 66 will hold memorial services at eight locations in DeKalb. Locations include Fairview Cemetery at 9 a.m., Malta Cemetery at 9:20 a.m., St. Mary’s Cemetery at 9:45 a.m., Kishwaukee River Bridge on First St. at 9:55 a.m., First Congregational United Church of Christ at 10:10 a.m., Ohio Grove Cemetery at 10:30 a.m. and Afton Cemetery at 11:20 a.m.

Mayors’ Memorial Day Breakfast

Time: 6:45 to 7:15 a.m.
Date: Monday, May 30
Place: DeKalb Elks Lodge 765, 209 S. Annie Glidden Road

Cost: $10 in advance, $15 at the door
Information: 815-758-5788
Breakfast will be served from 6:45 to 7:15 a.m with a United Prayer at 7:15 a.m. and a short program at 7:30 a.m. that will end by 8 a.m.

After the breakfast, there will be a motorcycle parade escort in the DeKalb, Sycamore and Genoa Memorial Day parades. A safety briefing will be held at 8 a.m. with everyone departing at 8:15 a.m.
Memorial Day Parade and Service
Time: 9 a.m.

Date: Monday, May 30
Place: At 8:15 a.m., a time capsule will be placed in the restored clock at Memorial Park, 101 E. Lincoln Highway. A service with American Legion Post 66 and city officials will be held at 8:30 a.m. at the clock.
Lineup for the parade will begin at 8:30 a.m. at North Third and Locust streets. The parade starts at 9 a.m. and will go west down Locust Street before turning north on Linden Place. After the parade, at 9:30 a.m., there will be a program on the Ellwood House Museum lawn, 420 E. Linden Place. Following the service, the first floor of the mansion will be open free of charge.

Memorial Day Parade and Service
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Date: Monday, May 30
Place: Starts at the Genoa Veterans Home, 311 S. Washington St., and ends at the Genoa Cemetery, where services will take place at noon.

Memorial Day Service
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Date: Monday, May 30
Place: Community Building, 120 Maple St. in Hinckley

Malta Community Memorial Day Service
Time: 10 a.m.
Date: Monday, May 30
Place: Malta United Methodist Church, 210 E. Sprague St.
The memorial service will allow the community to remember and honor all military veterans and those presently serving our country in the military.

Memorial Day Services
Time: 9:15 to 10:45 a.m. cemetery services, 11:30 a.m. American Legion Post ceremony, noon lunch
Date: Monday, May 30
Place: Seven local cemeteries and Maple Park American Legion Post 312, 203 Main St.
Schedule: 9:15 a.m. Pierce Cemetery, 9:30 a.m. St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, 9:45 a.m. Gardner Methodist Cemetery, 10 a.m. Van Vlak Cemetery, 10:15 a.m. Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery, 10:30 a.m. South Burlington Cemetery and 10:45 a.m. Ohio Grove Cemetery. Around 11:30 a.m., there will be a ceremony at the American Legion, 203 Main St., led by Cmdr. David Trumble. After the ceremony, there will be an open house with free hamburgers, hot dogs and fries.

Memorial Day Service
Time: 11 a.m.
Date: Monday, May 30
Place: Elmwood Cemetery, 901 S. Cross St.
There will be a parade beginning at Cross and Charles streets through the Avenue of Flags to the Rotunda. The Sycamore Middle School Band will play patriotic songs, local Scouts will perform a flag-folding ceremony, Dave Lundberg will sing patriotic songs and the Sycamore Veterans Club will have a ceremony for all veterans who have died.


May 30, 2022
6:45 am - 9:30 am
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Michael Embrey


Downtown DeKalb
DeKalb, IL 60115 United States + Google Map