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Friday, May 27, 2011

Memorial Day Parades

Recognize and honor those who have served in the military by attending a Memorial Day Parade! I have tried to include as many as I could find, but if you know of another please comment.

Berwyn: Monday, 11am
Parade starts at the train stop, Oak Park and Windsor Avenues and heads to Mount Auburn Cemetery in Stickney to salute fallen veterans.

Chicago: Saturday, noon
The Chicago Parade is one of the largest Memorial Day parades in the country. It starts at Lake Street and continues along State Street to Van Buren, featuring marching bands, veterans' groups and Gold Star Families. (There are also fireworks at Navy Pier that evening.)

Elmhurst: Monday, 9:30am
The parade begins at York and Third and continues on to Wilder Park for a rememberance ceremony at 11am at the Veterans Memorial.

Hinsdale: Monday, 10am
The procession begins at First and Garfield Avenue heading east on Park Avenue, then south on Third Avenue, west to Washington Avenue and ending at Memorial Building for a ceremony at 10:30am.

Lisle: Monday, 11am
The parade starts at Lisle Junior High School and leads to the Lisle Village Hall for a 11:30am ceremony. Another ceremony will be held at the Lisle Cemetery at 11:45am. There is also a cookout that starts at noon, held at the Museums of Lisle Station Park.

Park Ridge: Monday, 9:30am
The parade starts in South Park, at Talcott Road and Cumberland Avenue. It will then go north on Cumberland, northeast on Prairie Avenue, and east on Main Street, then past City Hall.

River Forest: Monday, 11am
It starts at Division Street and Ashland Avenue, heading south on Ashland to Lake Street, then west on Lake to Keystone Park. The gathering after the parade will feature comments from the Grand Marshal and the honoring of local veterans. Afterwards, members of the River Forest Service Club will offer 2,000 free hotdogs to ceremony attendees.

Western Springs: Monday, 10am
The parade starts at Springrock Park (Burlington and Central Avenues), then heads east along Burlington to Lawn, north to Chestnut, west to Grand, south to Hillgrove to Tower Green, where a ceremony will be held.

Westmont: Monday, 10am
It begins at Naperville Road, running south down Cass Avenue and ending at Veterans Memorial Park for a service.


  1. Regretfully I won't be attending a Memorial Day Parade but I am attending a Memorial Day Weekend Friends Needing Friends Blog Hop. I hope you can follow me on my parading around to the other blogs listed on the hop.

  2. Wauconda Memorial Day Parade at 10am on Monday. It begins at the Wauconda High School heading South on Main St. towards Rt. 176.