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10:00am [10:00am] West Chicago Community Memorial Day ceremony
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The annual West Chicago Community Memorial Day ceremony is at 10:00 a.m. Monday, May 30, 2011 at the Sailors and Soldiers Monument in Oakwood Cemetery, Oakwood Avenue and York Street. The service, organized this year by American Legion Post 300, is comprised of members of American Legion, its auxiliary, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6791, its auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion. The ceremony includes the 21-gun salute and the laying of the red poppy wreath at the base of the monument. Community High School District 94 band, under the direction of Steve Govertsen, provides the music with patriotic songs. The echoing sounds of “Taps” reverberate throughout the cemetery as two high school youths, Haley Soutar and Quentin Letts play their trumpets. West Chicago Mayor Mike Kwasman is the keynote speaker.

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