Memorial Day

Memorial day traditions

The Mound City National Cemetery Preservation Commission observes Memorial Day on the Saturday of the Memorial Day weekend – everyone is welcome.

The ceremony begins at 10 o’clock and includes the Call to Order, Presentation of Colors, Laying of the Wreaths, and the Roll Call of Honorees. The ceremony also includes a guest speaker and music.

The Mound City National Cemetery Memorial Day ceremony is among the oldest in the region and dates to the years right after the Civil War.

Please refer to this page and visit our Facebook page in the coming months for information about our next Memorial Day ceremony scheduled for Saturday, May 25th, 2019.