Monday, May 15, 2006

Celebrate Memorial Day in Logan Circle Park

LCCA is a proud sponsor of the National Park Service's Memorial Day Celebration in the Park. Below is the National Park Service's Press Release:


Washington, D.C.—The National Park Service, the Illinois State Society of Washington, DC and the Logan Circle Community Association will hold a wreath-laying ceremony Monday, May 29, 2006 at 2:00 p.m.

May 5th, 1868 marks the date when Congressman John A. Logan, serving as the Commander and Chief of the Grand Army of the Republic, a fraternal veteran’s organization, issued General Order No. 11 establishing May 30th as Memorial Day to honor fallen American war heroes.

The Murphysboro High School Band, of Murphysboro, IL., the birth place of Congressman John A. Logan, will kick-off this event with a pre-program concert starting at 1:00 p.m. Followed by, the Joint Armed Forces Honor Guard opening the ceremony with the posting of the colors at 2:00 p.m. The program will feature speeches from National Parks Service officials, and a mayoral ambassador. Our guest speaker is Michael Jones director of the John A. Logan Museum of Murphysboro IL. The musical selections will be preformed by the Murphysboro High School Band, led by band director, Justin Klarer. The ceremony will conclude with a wreath laying ceremony followed by an open house and garden reception at the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site.

This program is part of an ongoing series of public programs offered at the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site, to promote public understanding of the history and special places that have been included in the national park system. For more information and reserved seating call (202) 673-2402.

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