Memorial Day

U.S. Army veteran Doug Meadows II spoke at a Memorial Day ceremony which was held Monday morning at the Cobden Cemetery.
Union County joined the nation in honoring the men and women who have died in service to their country on Memorial Day, which was observed Monday, May 28. A large crowd was on hand for a ceremony which was held Monday morning at the Cobden Cemetery in Cobden. A Memorial Day service has been...
From left are Thebes Historical Society members Twyla Wareing and Linda Shumaker. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
The Thebes Historical Society hosted a Memorial Day celebration on Saturday and Sunday, May 27-28. Visitors had an opportunity to see improvements at the historic Thebes Courthouse, including new bookcases which had been built by Dale Shumaker.
Dave Prosser, who is a veteran, paused for a moment among headstones and American flags at the Mound City National Cemetery. The moment was captured during a Memorial Day ceremony which was held at the national cemetery on Saturday, May 27. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Dave Prosser, who is a veteran, paused for a moment among headstones and American flags at the Mound City National Cemetery. The moment was captured during a Memorial Day ceremony which was held at the national cemetery on Saturday, May 27. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
A tree limb was seen on South Street in Anna Saturday evening.
Damaging winds accompanied storms which swept through the Union County area last Saturday evening. The National Weather Service office in Paducah reported on its website that multiple rounds of severe thunderstorms impacted the Middle Mississippi Valley on the first day of the Memorial Day holiday...
An honor guard from the Veterans of Foreign Wars Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 of Anna stands at attention while “Taps” was being played during a Memorial Day service held Monday morning at the Cobden Cemetery in Cobden.
Union County joined the nation in commemorating Memorial Day on Monday, May 29. Memorial Day services were Monday morning at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 post near Anna and at the Cobden Cemetery in Cobden. Large crowds were in attendance for both of the services to...
A statue at the Anna Cemetery in Anna honors the memory of soldiers who gave their lives during World War I.
The area and the nation pause to commemorate Memorial Day on Monday, May 29. A statue at the Anna Cemetery in Anna honors the memory of soldiers who gave their lives during World War I. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the United States entering the war. 
Area residents who planned to be traveling for the Memorial Day holiday were reminded by Illinois State Police District 22 interim commander Lt. Michael Alvey to take necessary safety precautions.  Alvey noted that Illinois State Police troopers are responsible for the safety of more than 20,000...
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Memorial Day will be commemorated with a variety of special events which are planned in the area. Memorial Day is Monday, May 29. The schedule of special events planned in the area includes: Alto Pass Veterans Memorial The Alto Pass Area Veterans Memorial organization plans to have a ceremony...
The Cobden School Marching Appleknockers participated in the 2016 Veterans Day parade in Anna. File photo by Amber Skelton.
Fifty-eight junior high and high school band students are scheduled to leave Cobden Thursday evening, today, on a trip to Washington, D.C., to perform in the National Memorial Day Parade. The band from the Union County school will perform along with marching bands and veteran units from around the...

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