Memorial Day weekend is officially the first weekend of summer and an important weekend to remember and honor those who have sacrificed so much for our freedom and safety.  Here in the Champaign/Urbana area there are many events taking place:

First off there are opening days for many of our beloved Parks & Pools!

Saturday's Events:

The Sholem Aquatic Center in Champaign are having Opening Day celebrations. Check schedule for times and events.

Urbana Aquatic Center- See Schedule for Opening Day events.

Prairie Farms has Opening Day which includes the petting zoo of all their farm animals.

Champaign Public Library is having their "Be Kind Illinois Craft" Day


Monday, May 26th- Memorial Day:

10:00 am- American Legion Post 71 Memorial Day Ceremony at Eastlawn Burial Park- Urbana

11:00 am- American Legion Post 1492 Memorial Day Ceremony at The Memorial Wall- Savoy

12:00 pm- American Legion Post 559 Memorial Day Ceremony at Lincoln Memorial Garden on Lincoln.-Urbana

2:00 pm-  American Legion Post 24 Memorial Day Ceremony at Mount Hope Cemetery & Mausoleum.-Champaign.

I want to take this time to remember, honor and thank all our veterans, military and their families for their service and the sacrifices that have been made on behalf of our country.

Have a Happy & Safe Memorial Day.