Memorial Day remembrance at the Rock Island Arsenal and other events

Gravestones and Flags (ThinkStock)

On Monday, May 29th, the Arsenal is holding a Memorial Day Ceremony at the cemetery starting at 10:45 a.m.

In honor of Memorial Day hundreds of volunteers gathered at the Rock Island Arsenal’s National Cemetery on Thursday¬†to honor military members who have been laid to rest.

The Arsenal’s National Cemetery has 32,000 headstones for those who made the ultimate sacrifice and each one got a flag in preparation for the commemoration.

On Tuesday, May 30th the arsenal is asking for volunteers to help remove the flags.


DAVENPORT — Service on Saturday afternoon, May 27th honoring 21 Civil War and Spanish American War Veterans at Davenport’s City Cemetery

DAVENPORT — 2:30 p.m. service on Sunday, May 28th, at All-Veterans Memorial at Davenport’s Memorial Park

SILVIS — 10 a.m. service Saturday, May 27th at Hero Street Monument