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Memorial Day services planned in Princeton

PRINCETON — American Legion Post 125 of Princeton, along with VFW Post 4323, AMVETS Post 180 and American Legion Woman’s Auxiliary Unit 125, will conduct Memorial Day services beginning at Oakland Cemetery at 8 a.m. From there the group will go to Elm Lawn Memorial Park and then to Dover Prairie Repose on Route 34 and lastly to the Malden Cemetery. Princeton DAR ladies will also conduct their services and ceremonies at the same time.

After the graveside services, the group will return to town to line up behind the former Nelson’s Drug for the parade that should step off around 10:30 a.m. Memorial Day ceremonies will be held at Solders and Sailors Park around 11 a.m. All times are approximate.

Legion Post 125 Commander Elect Terry DeSalle will open the ceremonies and welcome guests and introduce the guest speaker, retired Army Reserves Command Sgt. Major Tom Root, who is currently Princeton chief of police. Past Post 125 Commander David Ohlson will also give an address.

After the ceremonies, everyone is invited back to the Legion hall at 1549 W. Peru St. for light refreshments, hosted by the Princeton Woman’s Club.

For more information, call Terry DeSalle at 815-872-1417 or the Legion home at 815-872-1171 and leave a message.

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