CPT Emily Zukauskas — U.S. Army Judge Advocate— will be the guest speaker at the Memorial Day ceremony in the Galva Cemetery.

CPT Emily Zukauskas — U.S. Army Judge Advocate— will be the guest speaker at the Memorial Day ceremony in the Galva Cemetery.

The Memorial Day ceremony in Galva begins at 10 a.m. Monday, May 28. Services also planned Monday are 9 a.m. at Bishop Hill Cemetery, 10:45 a.m. at St. John’s Cemetery and 11:15 a.m. at LaFayette Cemetery.

CPT Zukauskas’s military assignments include:

 Chief, Administrative and Civil Law, Rock Island Arsenal, July 2017 to present.

 Litigation Expert & Training Officer (Criminal Law, Prosecution), Fort Belvoir, Va., July 2015 to June 2017.

 Trial Counsel (Prosecutor), Fort Riley, Kan., July 2013 to June 2015.

 Administrative Law and Intellectual Property Attorney, West Point, N.Y., May 2012 to June 2013.

 Legal Assistance Attorney, West Point, N.Y., March 2011 to April 2012.

Zukauskas’s education includes Bates College, Lewistown, Maine, 2005; University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, Wis., 2010; and Judge Advocate Officer Basic Course, Charlottesville, Va., 2011.

Her awards feature the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism and Army Service Ribbon.

Both of her grandfathers served in World War II. Edward Zukauskas served in the U.S. Navy in the Atlantic and Frank Peterson Jr. served in the U.S. Army in North Africa and Italy. Peterson Jr. passed away in 2015 and is buried at Galva Cemetery. He was a member of the American Legion for 70 years.

Her father is Major General (Retired) Bruce Zukauskas, U.S. Army Reserve.

CPT Zukauskas is married to Brian Barnacle, a former Army Captain and current medical student at the University of Illinois. They have one child, Elinor, who was born in January 2018.

Help needed — Anyone interested in helping with the Avenue of Flags for Galva’s Memorial Day event should meet Monday, May 28, at the city shed behind Subway at 6 a.m.

The Avenue of Flags will be taken down at 4 p.m. on Memorial Day, and grave flags at the cemetery will be taken down June 2. Anyone interested in helping with the grave flags should meet at 7 a.m. at the south end of the Galva Cemetery.