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Carbondale in Jackson County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Woodlawn Cemetery Memorial Day Celebration

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, November 26, 2020
1. Woodlawn Cemetery Memorial Day Celebration Marker
Inscription.  On April 29, 1866, over 200 veterans and several thousand citizens gathered at Woodlawn Cemetery to honor those who had died in the Civil War. General John A. Logan delivered the keynote address, saying "Every man's life belongs to his country, and no man has the right to refuse when his country calls for it." This memorial service influenced Logan, as Commander-in-Chief of the Grand Army of the Republic, to issue G.A.R. General Order No. 11 on May 5, 1868. This order instructed his comrades to observe May 30, 1868, and successive May 30ths, as Decoration Day by "strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion."
 
Erected 2001 by City of Carbondale and the Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Illinois State Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 37° 43.596′ 
Woodlawn Cemetery Memorial Day Celebration Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 26, 2020
2. Woodlawn Cemetery Memorial Day Celebration Marker
Marker is located at the southwest entrance of Woodlawn Cemetery.
N, 89° 12.673′ W. Marker is in Carbondale, Illinois, in Jackson County. Marker is on South Logan Avenue south of East Main Street (Illinois Route 13), on the right when traveling north. Marker is located at the southwest entrance of Woodlawn Cemetery, at the parking area. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 405 E Main Street, Carbondale IL 62901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of the First Memorial Service in Illinois (here, next to this marker); Iraq Wars (approx. ¼ mile away); Vietnam War (approx. ¼ mile away); Korean War (approx. ¼ mile away); World War II (approx. ¼ mile away); World War I (approx. ¼ mile away); Station #3 (approx. ¼ mile away); Station #2 (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carbondale.
 
Also see . . .  Woodlawn Cemetery on Wikipedia. Also known as Carbondale Township Cemetery, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places (#85003219) on December 19, 1985. (Submitted on November 29, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 29, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 44 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 29, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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