Letter: Thank you from Elburn American Legion Post 630

By on June 12, 2014

Some Americans have forgotten the true meaning of a holiday that we as veterans hold so close to our hearts. For too many, Memorial Day now signifies nothing more than the start of summer and is celebrated with holiday sales. Trips to the lake and shopping extravaganzas have replaced memorial visits, remembrance ceremonies or simply put, a day to reflect upon all of the luxuries—like freedom of assembly, freedom of speech, freedom to worship as we choose—that we as Americans enjoy daily.

On May 26, Memorial Day, the Elburn community once again gathered at Blackberry Township Cemetery to remember those that served this country and paid the ultimate price—their lives. The Elburn American Legion Post 630 would like to thank those that made this ceremony possible by their support and participation: Elburn Boy Scout Troop 7, Elburn Cub Scout Pack 107, the 10th Elburn Village President Dave Anderson, Tammy Osborne for reading “Flanders Field,” and to Karen Howard for reading the names of those veterans buried in Elburn.

Post 630 would also like to thank Kaneland High School’s Rudy Keller and the many volunteers who made the Healing Field event a huge success and wonderful tribute to our fallen heroes.

John Reece
Post Commander, Elburn American Legion Post 630