A Group Remembrance

By on June 1, 2012

Photo (right): The annual Memorial Day parade took place on Monday. It started at Lions Park and ended at Blackberry cemetery with a service and then folks returned to Lions Park for food and social events. Participating were American Legion Post 630, Boy Scout Troop 7 and Cub Scout Pack 107. Photo by Mary Herra

On May 24, Boy Scout Troop 7 placed over 250 flags on the graves of veterans at Blackberry Cemetery in preparation for the Memorial Day Ceremony in Elburn on Monday. Grant Wilk (above, left to right), Matt Richtman, Ryan Nevenhoven, Billy Osborne, Mike Potvin, Nick Wielgos and Mike Aderman were on hand to help. Photo by Patti Wilk

Taps are played during the placement of the memorial wreath at Blackberry Cemetery in Elburn on Monday. Photo by Patti Wilk

There was also a Memorial Day ceremony at the Government Center in Geneva (below) which honored two area soldiers who died in Afghanistan. The empty chairs represent the soldiers. Photo by Hope K. Zegiel