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Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood to host Memorial Day program

Denise Madsen visits the gravesite of her parents, both US Army veterans on May 28, 2018 at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Ill.
Denise Madsen visits the gravesite of her parents, both US Army veterans on May 28, 2018 at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Ill.

The Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery will host its Memorial Day program Monday to honor those who have died while serving in the U.S. military.

The program will begin with a musical prelude at 11 a.m. and the formal program will start at 11:30 a.m. Allen Lynch, a Medal of Honor recipient, will be the keynote speaker for the program.

Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery is located at 20953 W. Hoff Road in Elwood, just off Route 53. There will be roadside parking inside the cemetery grounds. A shuttle service is available.

Visitors are advised to allow extra travel time because of construction outside the cemetery entrance on Route 53.

For questions, call cemetery director Quincy McCall at 815-423-9958.

The Department of Veterans Affairs operates 136 national cemeteries, one national veterans burial ground and 33 soldiers lots and monument sites in 40 states and Puerto Rico. More than 4 million Americans, including veterans of every war and conflict, are buried in the department’s national cemeteries. Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery was dedicated in 1999.

Veterans Affairs also provides funding to establish, expand, improve and maintain 95 cemeteries in 45 states and territories, including tribal trust lands, Guam and Saipan. For veterans not buried in a VA national cemetery, the department provides headstones, markers or medallions to commemorate their service. In 2015, the department honored more than 356,000 veterans and their loved ones with memorial benefits in national, state, tribal and private cemeteries.

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