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Memorial Day services to honor fallen heroes

Updated: July 27, 2013 3:03AM

Monday is Memorial Day, which honors those who have fallen in wars defending the nation. Courts, financial markets and government offices will be closed. There will be no mail delivery.

Lake County events include:

Sunday, May 26


Services: Highwood Memorial Day Services will be held May 26 at 10 a.m. at the Highwood Veterans Monument, in front of city hall, 17 Highwood Ave. The event will honor the 22 men from Highwood who died in the wars of our nation. Sponsors of the event are the Highwood American Legion and the Highwood Veterans of Foreign Wars. State Rep. Scott Drury will be in attendance and music will be provided by the Highland Park High School Band, directed by Dr. Jim Hile. Local residents are urged to display their flags for those who died, those who served and to thank the men and women currently serving in our armed forces. Details, (847) 432-1924.

Monday, May 27


Ceremonies: Deerfield’s American Legion Post 738, its Women’s Auxiliary, and Sons of the American Legion will hold Memorial Day ceremonies at 10 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial in the southwest corner of Jewett Park, opposite the Metra train station. Legion Post Cmdr. John Coughenour will preside at the ceremonies, featuring comments by Congressman Brad Schneider and Deerfield Mayor Harriet Rosenthal. Cub Scout Pack 450 will lead the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance, the Chaplain will offer prayer, and the Deerfield High School Marching Band will play the National Anthem. Following the ceremony, the Deerfield High School Marching Band will accompany the Legionnaires to the Deerfield Cemetery on South Waukegan Road for a rifle salute and the playing of Taps to honor veterans buried there dating back to the Civil War. Details, (847) 945-5000.

Highland Park

Observance: Join Mayor Nancy Rotering, former Mayor Dan Pierce and State Sen. Julie Morrison in honoring those who have served our country. The observance takes place at 11 a.m. in Memorial Park, 405 Prospect Ave. The Highland Park High School Band will perform. The event will take place rain or shine. Details, (847) 432-0800.

Lake Bluff

Ceremony: Memorial Day Ceremony will be held at 9 a.m. at Village Green, 40 E. Center Ave. Details, (847) 234-0774.


Parade and service: The Memorial Day silent parade will begin at the Metra train station at 9:30 a.m. and travel south to Cook Park for a service at 9:45 a.m. The service will continue at the Veteran’s Memorial Monument at Lakeside Cemetery on Lake Street with the placing of the wreath and the reading of the deceased veterans’ names. The American Legion and the VFW invite everyone to the American Legion Hall, 715 N. Milwaukee Ave. from 10:30 a.m. to noon for coffee and donuts and to an open house at the VFW, 293 Peterson Road from noon to 5 p.m. Details, (847) 362-2430 or


Ceremony: Memorial Day ceremonies will be held at 10 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial, at the entrance to the Lindenhurst Village Hall, 2301 E. Sand Lake Road. The ceremony will include the Lindenhurst Scout Troop 1987 Color Guard, the Lakes High School Band and the Millburn Choir. The keynote speaker is Col. David M. Sears, an Iraqi war veteran who now serves as the inspector general for the Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs. Details, (847) 356-8252 or


Parade and ceremony: The Mundelein American Legion has the honor this year to have Allen Lynch as the guest speaker for the Memorial Day Ceremonies at 11 a.m. at Memorial Park. Lynch is the recipient of the Medal of Honor from the Vietnam conflict. Services will begin with a line up at 10 a.m. of all participating Boy/Girl Scouts, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 867, the VFW, civic organizations and the American Legion Honor Guard in the Mundelein Village Hall parking lot, 400 E. Hawley. The procession will start at 10:30 a.m. going west on Hawley Street to Greenview Avenue, south to Pershing to Memorial Park. In case of rain, the ceremony will relocate to Carl Sandburg Middle School, corner of Hawley Street and California. Details, (847) 223-6769.

Round Lake Area

Parade: Memorial Day silent parade will begin at 10 a.m. at the American Legion, 111 E. Main St., Round Lake Park, Route 134 and end at Round Lake Beach Memorial, on Cedar Lake Road. There will be memorials during and after the parade. The villages of Hainesville, Round Lake, Round Lake Beach, Round Lake Park and Round Lake Heights, along with Round Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and the American Legion are sponsoring this event. All parade participants are invited to the American Legion immediately following the parade for a barbecue. Details, (847) 546-2002 or


Parade: Memorial Day Parade will be held at 10 a.m. at the Wauconda Park District, 600 N. Main St. It travels along Main Street and ends with a celebration at Memorial Park, Main Street and Route 176. There will be the American Legion Color Guard, wreath placing and speeches honoring veterans and active service men and women. Details, (847) 526-9600.

Winthrop Harbor

Parade and ceremony: A Memorial Day Parade will be held in honor of the fallen men and women of the U.S. military. This annual event is organized with the Winthrop Harbor Veterans of Foreign Wars post. The parade line-up will be at 10 a.m. at the corner of Sheridan and State Line roads. The parade will begin at 11 a.m., proceeding south on Sheridan Road to 9th Street, then west on 9th Street to Village Park where a Memorial service will be presented at noon. The village invites any groups that would like to participate in the parade. On-line registration is quick and easy at Also, the AIR-ONE Emergency Response Coalition, founded in Winthrop Harbor, will honor the nation’s fallen heroes with a tribute single fly-over, in a Vietnam era UH1 “Huey” helicopter. It will land at Village Park and remain on display after the VFW memorial service. Details, (847) 746-2536.

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