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City of Carbondale to host its annual Memorial Day service

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SIU News

The City of Carbondale's annual Memorial Day service is set for Monday morning at Woodlawn Cemetery.

The Carbondale Fire Department will begin the service at 10 a.m. by raising the flag. Then, Company C of the 31st Illinois Volunteer Infantry will perform the rifle salute.

The service will be led by Carbondale Mayor Carolin Harvey. The Memorial Day address will be delivered by Captain Jonathan Mitchell, a Commander in the Navy Reserve.

Chairs will be available.

After the service, there will be a self-guided walking tour through Woodlawn Cemetery, which is considered to be the site where the first Memorial Day service was held in Illinois, and possible the country, in 1866.

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