While the regular public Memorial Day programs were cancelled this year, the Elgin Patriotic Memorial Association with cooperation of the city of Elgin are providing an opportunity for citizens to pay tribute to and honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice serving our country.
From 11 a.m. until early afternoon on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, there will be a variety of wreaths and floral tributes on display at the base of the large Civil War Memorial in the Grand Army of the Republic section at Bluff City Cemetery, located at 945 Bluff City Boulevard.
Visitors to Bluff City Cemetery are asked to follow a marked route in their vehicles which will take them by the memorial. No exiting of the cars will be permitted.
This continues a tradition that has been part of Elgin’s Memorial Day observance since the Civil War. The display will be highlighted by a large wreath placed by the city of Elgin and surrounded by floral tributes of the twenty civic and veteran’s organizations that make up the Elgin Patriotic Memorial Association.
The Elgin Patriotic Memorial Association will also broadcast a brief tribute on WRMN radio 1410 AM on Memorial Day. This program will also be heard on WRMN1410.com and live streamed on WRMN’s Facebook page.
Programs normally scheduled for the Elgin Veterans Memorial Park, Mount Hope Cemetery, and Lakewood Memorial Park will not be held this year.
SOURCE: city of Elgin news release