The annual Sunset Service at the Alton National Cemetery will close out the Memorial Day weekend. The service will take place today at 6:30pm at the grounds off Pearl Street just north of Broadway. If you plan to attend, you’re encouraged to bring your own chair or a blanket.
Organizer Richard Baird tells the Big Z the cemetery is in a unique area in that it sits next to the Alton City Cemetery and the Lovejoy Monument:
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This evening’s ceremony will last about an hour and feature music and guest speakers.