Celebrate Memorial Day in Schaumburg with May 27 observance

The public is invited to attend a joint Memorial Day Observance that will be held Monday, May 27, in both Hoffman Estates and Schaumburg.

The Hoffman Estates portion of the event will begin at 10 a.m. at the Hoffman Estates Veterans Memorial site located in front of the Hoffman Estates Police Department at 411 W. Higgins Road. Immediately following the lowering of the flag in Hoffman Estates, the observance will move to Schaumburg for a 10:45 a.m. ceremony at the St. Peter Lutheran Church & School, 202 E. Schaumburg Road, in Schaumburg.

The observance will be an outdoor event held rain or shine, with an indoor contingency if needed for severe weather. Following the observance, weather permitting, hot dogs and other refreshments will be served at the Picnic Grove at St. Peter Church. Participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating on the grounds in Schaumburg.

Rachel Hubsch, president of the Schaumburg-Hoffman Estates Rotary Club, will serve as the master of ceremonies this year. Other event participants include the Spring Valley Concert Band; Patrick Higgins bagpiper; honor guards from the Schaumburg & Hoffman Estates Public Safety departments; American Legion Post 1983 and VFW Post 2202; and volunteers from the various Schaumburg and Hoffman Estates philanthropic organizations.

For questions regarding the event, dial 311 in the village of Schaumburg or call (847) 895-4500.

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