Peoria Public Radio Staff
Peoria Public Radio News
Fri May 23, 2014
Springdale Cemetery hosting special Memorial Day ceremony Sunday
General Manager Mark Matuszak says this event is the perfect opportunity for families to see efforts to improve the landscape and monument rehab efforts at Springdale:
“Springdale is just a gorgeous place. It’s rich in history, and character, people if they have not been here they will be very surprised at what they see today. Everyday that I come to work I’m surprised at what a place this is,” says Matuszak.
Special Guest Marine Corporal Robert DeGise is speaking on his experience as a veteran of World War two. He recently traveled with the Greater Peoria Honor flight to Washington DC where he played Taps at the Iwo Jima Monument. DeGise will also play an Echo Taps duet during the Memorial Day ceremony.