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Memorial Day services

taps in the National Cemetery

Several events will be held during the Memorial Day weekend in the Quad Cities:

- this year's Memorial Day Ceremony at Hero Street begins at 10:45 am Saturday, lst Avenue and Hero Street, in Silvis. Keynote speaker will be Command Sergeant Major Richard Johnson from First Army on Arsenal Island.

- at 9 am on Monday the 99th annual Memorial Day Service will be held at Historic Summit Church in Davenport, on Utica Ridge Road at Blackhawk Trail. Each year the service honors all Scott County Veterans from the Civil War to the present.

- the National Cemetery on Arsenal Island will host its annual ceremony at 10:45 am Monday. Keynote speaker will be Barb Ritter, a Gold Star Mother from the Colona American Legion Auxillary (parking will be at Memorial Park with shuttle bus service to the cemetery).

- following the ceremony in the National Cemetery, the Sons of Confederate Veterans will host a Memorial Day service in the Confederate Cemetery on Arsenal Island.

- the Milan American Legion post will host its annual Memorial Day observance at 11 am on Monday, at 515 West lst Avenue. The ceremony and light lunch are both open to the public.

- Bettendorf will host its annual ceremony Monday at 2 pm, in Veterans Memorial Park, 1645 23rd Street.

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.