Drury-Reynolds Memorial Day Service Set For Sunday; Drive-In Event

The 119th Annual Drury-Reynolds Memorial Day Service, themed “75 Years Since the End of World War II,” will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 24th at the Drury-Reynolds Cemetery as a Drive-In Service. Drury-Reynolds Cemetery is located in Drury Township of lower Rock Island County, approximately 4 miles from Muscatine, just off of the New Boston Blacktop, on 316th St. W.

To hold the service safely, it will be a drive-in event. Volunteers will help park cars spaced apart and provide a program. Attendees can then remain in their vehicles and tune their radio to the frequency posted there. The service will be broadcast on that station and on Facebook Live. Anyone wishing to visit graves in the cemetery may do so on their own at the conclusion of the event.

This year, we will be looking back at the history of the end of World War II. Our guest speaker is Mr. Jeremy Finch, American History Teacher at Mercer County Junior High School. There will be a Roll Call of Deceased Veterans and a prayer for our nation. Taps will be played by Ethan Price. Vocalist will be Stef Carey and drums will be played by Aubrey Frieden and Caleb Wagner.

For more information, please contact Julie Wagner at illinifans@frontiernet.net, or Janet Clark at mclark@machlink.com.

Please visit the event’s facebook page for more information and updates. It is “Drury Reynolds Cemetery Memorial Day Service” at https://www.facebook.com/druryreynoldsmemdayservice.