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John Whiteside Memorial Golf Outing 2024

The Annual John Whiteside Memorial Golf Outing will be held in June 2024 at the Inwood Golf Course in Joliet, IL. More details coming soon!


Direct Burials

Direct Burial

Service is held quarterly:  Schedule is as follows:    

  • Tuesday, April 9, 2024
  • Thursday, July 11, 2024
  • Friday, October 11, 2024

HONORING those veterans that were buried at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery without receiving military honors due to an inability to receive permission from relatives. This service is open to the public and is attended by many as well as by a variety of veteran organizations across the Chicago Land area.  The name of each individual is read along with their rank, branch of service and military era they served in.   A bell is rung for each individual when their name is read.   The Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery Memorial Squad performs military honors which includes: three rifle volleys, playing of TAPS, folding and presentation of the American Flag to a member of the community.  A prayer is read by the Memorial Squad Chaplain and the service is concluded. 


25th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony

at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery on Monday, May 27, 2024

Join us for the 25th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. Musical prelude begins at 11:00 am and the ceremony begins at 11:30 am.

Please note: Visitors may not be able to park close to certain sections on Memorial Day between 9:00 am – 3:00 pm due to the Memorial Day Ceremony.

at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery on December 14, 2024

Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, our mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as over 1,400 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea, and abroad.

Wreaths Across America