2016 Mount Pulaski Memorial Day Services
 3 Locations

Monday, May 30, 2016

Previous Memorial Day Ceremonies  <-- click here


Obituary at the right was taken from H.J. Wible's Times News Souvenir Edition: 125 Yesteryears of Mount Pulaski, Illinois (p. 68) - copies on sale at Mt. Pulaski Township Historical Museum.  [20 more WWII servicemen KIA are described on page 68]
Pfc. Lewis Dean Berry, 27
KIA May, 1944 - son of Mr.  & Mrs. Glen  Berry (Ruth Ann Coates) of Mt. Pulaski, was killed in action on the Italian battlefield, May 12, according to a telegram received from the War Department.  Young Berry, who entered the service of his country on June 9, 1943, went overseas just before Christmas as a volunteer, in a unit of men with two years training at Camp Walters, Texas, after having only 17 weeks experience.  He was one of 47 who volunteered to fill the quota to complete the contingent.  He was first sent to North Africa and about six weeks ago, was with troops invading Italy, where he saw action around Cassino.


Monday, May 30, 2016

Mt. Pulaski Cemetery
(north Washington St.)

In case of inclement weather, services will be moved to
Mt. Pulaski American Legion Post 447 Hall
< South Washington St. across RR tracks >

10:00 am

Welcome Remarks LTC Stan Manes

Invocation Rev. Jonathan Buescher, MP Zion Lutheran Church

Raising of the Colors

National Anthem MPHS Band (David Helm, Director)

Presentation of Wreaths & Flowers

Memorial Day MPGS & MPHS Essay Contest Readings

Keynote Speaker

Services Melody Mt. Pulaski HS Band

Keynote Address

Fallen Soldier's Ceremony


Rifle Detail Salute
Mt. Pulaski American Legion Post 447 / Mt. Pulaski SAL Squadron 447


Steenbergen Cemetery

 (3 mi south of Mt. Pulaski on Illiopolis Blacktop go right or west on "Bo Jack's" road)

Cemetery Chapel

11:20 am