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Dan Shanower among veterans honored in DuPage

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  • The Wheaton North Marching Band high steps during its appearance in the Wheaton Memorial Day parade.

       The Wheaton North Marching Band high steps during its appearance in the Wheaton Memorial Day parade.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Naperville Mayor George Pradel, a Marine veteran, addresses those attending the city's Memorial Day service Monday morning at the Cmdr. Dan Shanower Sept. 11 memorial.

       Naperville Mayor George Pradel, a Marine veteran, addresses those attending the city's Memorial Day service Monday morning at the Cmdr. Dan Shanower Sept. 11 memorial.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Naperville's Memorial Day service at the Cmdr. Dan Shanower Sept. 11 memorial.

       Naperville's Memorial Day service at the Cmdr. Dan Shanower Sept. 11 memorial.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Jerry Lahti, a Navy veteran and a member of the Naperville Municipal Band, plays "Taps" during the Naperville Memorial Day service.

       Jerry Lahti, a Navy veteran and a member of the Naperville Municipal Band, plays "Taps" during the Naperville Memorial Day service.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Eli Adams, 6, of Wheaton, shows his patriotism during the city's Memorial Day parade.

       Eli Adams, 6, of Wheaton, shows his patriotism during the city's Memorial Day parade.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report

Suburbs far and wide conducted solemn ceremonies or held parades to mark Memorial Day on Monday.

As it has done for years, Naperville paid tribute to local hero Dan Shanower, a Naval commander who was killed while serving at the Pentagon building that was attacked by terrorists on Sept. 11, 2001.

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The Naperville ceremony is traditionally held at the Shanower Memorial along the downtown Riverwalk.

Wheaton's Memorial Day parade stepped off at 10 a.m. in downtown, headed west on Wesley Street and south on West Street to Wheaton Cemetery, where its annual ceremony was held.

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