2023 Memorial Day Ceremonies/Events Across Kane County
“Freedom is not free — It must be earned and preserved by each succeeding generation." That's the inscription on the Kane County Veterans Memorial located on the Kane County Government Center Campus in Geneva.
In 1997 a proposal was made to honor the men and women of Kane County who served in the United States Armed Forces with a permanent memorial. It was dedicated on Veterans Day, November 11, 2004.
The Kane County Veterans Memorial is a symbol that recognizes the sacrifices citizens from Kane County made to protect the nation from the Spanish/American War through current conflicts. Their names appear on the Memorial's Wall of Honor.
Memorial Day Events in Kane County on Monday, May 29, 2023:
Aurora- Memorial Day Parade will step-off at 10 a.m. at Benton Street and Downer Place. Free lunch for veterans at AMVETS Post 103 on Jericho Road from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Batavia- Memorial Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. at Batavia VFW Post 1197
Carpentersville- Memorial Day Parade steps off from Carpenter Park at 2 p.m. ON SUNDAY and ends at Grafelman Park in West Dundee. Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremony at 10 a.m. in Carpenter Park on May 29.
Dundee- Memorial Day Ceremony, 21 gun salute, and wreath laying at VFW Post 2298 in West Dundee at 10 a.m. Then Memorial Day Ceremony and 21 gun salute at River Valley Memorial Gardens at 11:15 a.m.
Elburn- Memorial Day Ceremony at 10 a.m. at Blackberry Township Cemetery.
Elgin- Memorial Day Programs include ceremonies at Mount Hope Cemetery at 8:30 a.m., Lakewood Memorial Park at 9:00 a.m., Veterans Memorial Park at 9:30 a.m., and Bluff City Cemetery at 11 a.m.
Geneva- Memorial Day Salutes will be held at the following locations: 6 a.m. at Eastside Cemetery – to honor U.S Forces on land; 6:20 a.m. at State Street Bridge – to honor U.S Forces at sea; 6:45 a.m. at County Veteran Memorial – to honor U.S. Forces in air; 7:10 a.m. at Geneva Township Center – to honor MIA/POW members. The Memorial Day Parade will step-off at 10 a.m. at the Geneva Train Station.
Hampshire- Memorial Day Ceremony at 11:15 a.m. at Ralph Seyller Memorial Park.
Huntley- Memorial Day Parade will step-off at 11 a.m. at the Municipal Complex.
Montgomery- Memorial Day Ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. at Riverside Cemetery.
St. Charles- Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony will step-off at 10 a.m. in downtown St. Charles followed by a Memorial Service at the Freedom Shrine.
Sugar Grove – Memorial Day Ceremony at 9 a.m. at the Sugar Grove Cemetery.