Hecker holding Memorial Day celebration

The Hecker Community annual Memorial Day celebration will be held on Monday, May 28 at 10 a.m. at the St. Augustine Cemetery, weather permitting.

In case of inclement weather, the event will be held at the Hecker Community Center.

Participating in this year’s event will be: the Parks Air College Drill Team and Color Guard, Cub Scout Pack 323, the Fort Kaskaskia 4th Degree Knights of Columbus 1287, Steve Davis and several local dignitaries. Senior Master Sgt. Chad Bruntjens from Scott Air Force Base will be the guest speaker.

There will be military songs and readings, a dove release, an air show and more in an effort to honor living and deceased veterans.

As parking is limited at the cemetery, a shuttle bus service is available.