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Information and Schedules for Ceremonies at the Cemetery

Wreaths Across America

December 16, 2017 at 1100

Please arrive by 10 and if you sponsored a grave specific & said yes you will be there,  you will pick up your form and wreath after the ceremony at the specific section.  

The ceremony starts at 11am sharp and then we will place wreaths following the ceremony.

We offer a free lunch at 124 Stone City Dr, Joliet Stone City VFW for all volunteers.  From 11:30 till 3:30pm  Donations for this greatly appreciated.


Unaccompanied Veterans Memorial Ceremony

December 14, 2017 at 0900 in Shelter C.

April 13, 2018

July 9, 2018

October 9, 2018

The Unaccompanied Veterans Memorial Ceremony is a quarterly service, held in January, April, July, and October. The Memorial Squad renders Group Military Honors for all veterans who have been interred at ALNC in the preceding three months, without receiving Military Honors, (mainly homeless veterans, and those with no Next Of Kin).

The ceremony opens with Posting of Colors, followed by a prayer, and a poem. Then each name is read, along with rank and branch of service, and conflict(s) served in. After each name is read, a bell is rung. After all names have been read, Military Honors are rendered: Three Rifle Volleys, Taps, and Folding and Presentation of the American Flag to a special guest. This is followed by Benediction, and Retiring of Colors.

Contact Jack Picciolo (815) 919-7507 if you know other individuals or groups who might be interested in receiving the quarterly notification. Any contacts with local newspapers and publications would be appreciated.

For more information, call the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery at (815) 423-9958.