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A 21-gun salute breaks the morning silence during the Memorial Day celebration at South Cemetery in St. Charles early Monday morning.
  A 21-gun salute breaks the morning silence during the Memorial Day celebration at South Cemetery in St. Charles early Monday morning.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Paul Benson, 89, of Prospect Heights who served in World War II hugs Senator Mark Kirk in Memorial Park as part of Arlington's Fallen Heroes Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday.
  Paul Benson, 89, of Prospect Heights who served in World War II hugs Senator Mark Kirk in Memorial Park as part of Arlington's Fallen Heroes Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Stan Mosher, 79, of Lombard (left) who served in the Korean War shakes the hand of Master Sergeant Gilbert Garrett of Arlington Heights Secretary of the General Staff for the 85th United States Army Reserve Support Command who served in Iraq in Memorial Park as part of Arlington's Fallen Heroes Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday.
  Stan Mosher, 79, of Lombard (left) who served in the Korean War shakes the hand of Master Sergeant Gilbert Garrett of Arlington Heights Secretary of the General Staff for the 85th United States Army Reserve Support Command who served in Iraq in Memorial Park as part of Arlington's Fallen Heroes Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Veterans from all branches of the military gather under the eternal flame in Memorial Park as part of Arlington's Fallen Heroes Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday.
  Veterans from all branches of the military gather under the eternal flame in Memorial Park as part of Arlington's Fallen Heroes Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
John DePauw, sergeant at arms for the American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and American Legion, engages the crowd during the Memorial Day celebration at South Cemetery in St. Charles early Monday morning.
  John DePauw, sergeant at arms for the American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and American Legion, engages the crowd during the Memorial Day celebration at South Cemetery in St. Charles early Monday morning.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Chuck Shields of Arlington Heights and Leo Larson from Kildeer who are from the Veterans of Foreign War post 981 both served in the Korean War ride in the Arlington Heights parade as part of Arlington's Fallen Heroes Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday.
  Chuck Shields of Arlington Heights and Leo Larson from Kildeer who are from the Veterans of Foreign War post 981 both served in the Korean War ride in the Arlington Heights parade as part of Arlington's Fallen Heroes Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Senator Mark Kirk holds up a bronze star that will be presented to Daniel Field of Lake Forest on behalf of his father Edward Field who served in World War II at the Arlington Heights Fallen Heroes Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday.
  Senator Mark Kirk holds up a bronze star that will be presented to Daniel Field of Lake Forest on behalf of his father Edward Field who served in World War II at the Arlington Heights Fallen Heroes Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
A large crowd turned out for the Memorial Day celebration at South Cemetery in St. Charles early Monday morning.
  A large crowd turned out for the Memorial Day celebration at South Cemetery in St. Charles early Monday morning.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Flags sit along grave sites of past soldiers during the Memorial Day celebration at South Cemetery in St. Charles early Monday morning.
  Flags sit along grave sites of past soldiers during the Memorial Day celebration at South Cemetery in St. Charles early Monday morning.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Ron Johnson of St. Charles and American Legion Post 342 stands at attention and salutes as the colors are presented during the Memorial Day celebration at South Cemetery in St. Charles early Monday morning.
  Ron Johnson of St. Charles and American Legion Post 342 stands at attention and salutes as the colors are presented during the Memorial Day celebration at South Cemetery in St. Charles early Monday morning.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Dolly Cummings of Arlington Heights bows her head and remembers her fallen husband Don who served in World War II and the Korean War in Memorial Park as part of Arlington's Fallen Heroes Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday.
  Dolly Cummings of Arlington Heights bows her head and remembers her fallen husband Don who served in World War II and the Korean War in Memorial Park as part of Arlington's Fallen Heroes Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
The color guard presents the colors during the Memorial Day celebration at South Cemetery in St. Charles early Monday morning.
  The color guard presents the colors during the Memorial Day celebration at South Cemetery in St. Charles early Monday morning.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Detective Russ Mande of the Arlington Heights Police Department lays a wreath in Memorial Park as part of Arlington's Fallen Heroes Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday.
  Detective Russ Mande of the Arlington Heights Police Department lays a wreath in Memorial Park as part of Arlington's Fallen Heroes Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Members of Boy Scout Troop 46 raise the colors during the Memorial Day celebration at South Cemetery in St. Charles early Monday morning.
  Members of Boy Scout Troop 46 raise the colors during the Memorial Day celebration at South Cemetery in St. Charles early Monday morning.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Attendees of Monday's Memorial Day event in Round Lake show respect during a flag-raising ceremony.
  Attendees of Monday's Memorial Day event in Round Lake show respect during a flag-raising ceremony.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
A crowd gathers for Monday's Memorial Day ceremony in Round Lake. The silent parade had a theme of "Lest We Forget" and stepped off from Round Lake Park, stopping for a ceremony in Round Lake then finishing in Round Lake Beach.
  A crowd gathers for Monday's Memorial Day ceremony in Round Lake. The silent parade had a theme of "Lest We Forget" and stepped off from Round Lake Park, stopping for a ceremony in Round Lake then finishing in Round Lake Beach.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Bugler Gary Stoodley of Grayslake plays during Monday's Memorial Day ceremony in Round Lake.
  Bugler Gary Stoodley of Grayslake plays during Monday's Memorial Day ceremony in Round Lake.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
American Legion Post 1170 commander Steve Hall salutes as the American Flag passes by during Monday's Memorial Day ceremony in Round Lake.
  American Legion Post 1170 commander Steve Hall salutes as the American Flag passes by during Monday's Memorial Day ceremony in Round Lake.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
People from various services clubs hold flags along the route for the start of the Memorial Day parade in Naperville on Monday.
  People from various services clubs hold flags along the route for the start of the Memorial Day parade in Naperville on Monday.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
Veterans, including Lou Kueltzo, a Korean War Navy veteran, take part in the Memorial Day parade in Naperville on Monday.
  Veterans, including Lou Kueltzo, a Korean War Navy veteran, take part in the Memorial Day parade in Naperville on Monday.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
The crowd shows their support for the veterans during the Memorial Day parade in Naperville on Monday.
  The crowd shows their support for the veterans during the Memorial Day parade in Naperville on Monday.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
Officer of the Day, Bill Howland, a World War II veteran, waves to the crowd during the Memorial Day parade in Naperville on Monday.
  Officer of the Day, Bill Howland, a World War II veteran, waves to the crowd during the Memorial Day parade in Naperville on Monday.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
World War II Army veteran Louis Celli of VFW Post 2164 gives a salute during the play of Taps at the Wheaton Memorial Day ceremony, Monday.
  World War II Army veteran Louis Celli of VFW Post 2164 gives a salute during the play of Taps at the Wheaton Memorial Day ceremony, Monday.
Mark Black | Staff Photographer
Kessa Lopez, 5 of Glen Ellyn holds her hand over her heart while waving an American Flag during the Wheaton Memorial Day parade, Monday.
  Kessa Lopez, 5 of Glen Ellyn holds her hand over her heart while waving an American Flag during the Wheaton Memorial Day parade, Monday.
Mark Black | Staff Photographer
Members of VFW Post 2164 march in the Wheaton Memorial Day parade, Monday.
  Members of VFW Post 2164 march in the Wheaton Memorial Day parade, Monday.
Mark Black | Staff Photographer
Retired Army Maj. Steve Fixler of Wheaton speaks about the Gold Star Mothers during the Wheaton Memorial Day ceremony, Monday.
  Retired Army Maj. Steve Fixler of Wheaton speaks about the Gold Star Mothers during the Wheaton Memorial Day ceremony, Monday.
Mark Black | Staff Photographer
Cub Scout Pack 151, with Fairview School members, marches south on Emerson Street in the Mount Prospect Memorial Day parade.
  Cub Scout Pack 151, with Fairview School members, marches south on Emerson Street in the Mount Prospect Memorial Day parade.
George LeClaire | Staff Photographer
Hundreds of residents lined Emerson Street for the Mount Prospect Memorial Day parade on Monday.
  Hundreds of residents lined Emerson Street for the Mount Prospect Memorial Day parade on Monday.
George LeClaire | Staff Photographer
A Mount Prospect Police Officer salutes as Mount Prospect VFW Post 1337 color guard Ray Massie, with the American flag, foreground to background, Mike Grandziel, and Frank Cairo along with post rifle squad cross Northwest Highway during the Mount Prospect Memorial Day parade.
  A Mount Prospect Police Officer salutes as Mount Prospect VFW Post 1337 color guard Ray Massie, with the American flag, foreground to background, Mike Grandziel, and Frank Cairo along with post rifle squad cross Northwest Highway during the Mount Prospect Memorial Day parade.
George LeClaire | Staff Photographer
Alice Kenny with the Prospect High School marching band carries the American flag traveling south on Emerson Street during the Mount Prospect Memorial Day parade.
  Alice Kenny with the Prospect High School marching band carries the American flag traveling south on Emerson Street during the Mount Prospect Memorial Day parade.
George LeClaire | Staff Photographer
Arnold Bochum of VFW Post 2327 salutes the colors as he presents flowers for the remembrance of POW/MIA soldiers during the Memorial Day celebration at Panton Mill Park in South Elgin Monday.
  Arnold Bochum of VFW Post 2327 salutes the colors as he presents flowers for the remembrance of POW/MIA soldiers during the Memorial Day celebration at Panton Mill Park in South Elgin Monday.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Ron Thompson who served with the First Calvary salutes the colors during the Memorial Day celebration in South Elgin Monday.
  Ron Thompson who served with the First Calvary salutes the colors during the Memorial Day celebration in South Elgin Monday.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Senator Mark Kirk greets his fellow veterans in Arlington Heights Memorial Park as part of Arlington's Fallen Heroes Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday.
  Senator Mark Kirk greets his fellow veterans in Arlington Heights Memorial Park as part of Arlington's Fallen Heroes Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
The firing squad during the Memorial Day celebration in South Elgin Monday.
  The firing squad during the Memorial Day celebration in South Elgin Monday.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
The South Elgin Village Color Guard presents the colors during the Memorial Day celebration in South Elgin Monday.
  The South Elgin Village Color Guard presents the colors during the Memorial Day celebration in South Elgin Monday.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Residents say the Pledge of Allegiance during a joint Hoffman Estates and Schaumburg Memorial Day event which filled St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Schaumburg on Monday.
  Residents say the Pledge of Allegiance during a joint Hoffman Estates and Schaumburg Memorial Day event which filled St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Schaumburg on Monday.
George LeClaire | Staff Photographer
American Legion Post 1983 rifle squad fires during a ceremony at St. Peter's Cemetery before a joint Hoffman Estates and Schaumburg Memorial Day event inside of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Schaumburg on Monday.
  American Legion Post 1983 rifle squad fires during a ceremony at St. Peter's Cemetery before a joint Hoffman Estates and Schaumburg Memorial Day event inside of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Schaumburg on Monday.
George LeClaire | Staff Photographer
Schaumburg firefighter Mike Whelan carries the American Flag into St. Peter's Lutheran Church with Schaumburg and Hoffman Estates firefighters and police officers during a joint village Memorial Day event at the church in Schaumburg on Monday.
  Schaumburg firefighter Mike Whelan carries the American Flag into St. Peter's Lutheran Church with Schaumburg and Hoffman Estates firefighters and police officers during a joint village Memorial Day event at the church in Schaumburg on Monday.
George LeClaire | Staff Photographer
Joe Wein with Schaumburg VFW Post 2202 leads members of the VFW and American Legion Post 1983 into St. Peter's Cemetery during a joint Hoffman Estates and Schaumburg Memorial Day event outside and inside of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Schaumburg on Monday.
  Joe Wein with Schaumburg VFW Post 2202 leads members of the VFW and American Legion Post 1983 into St. Peter's Cemetery during a joint Hoffman Estates and Schaumburg Memorial Day event outside and inside of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Schaumburg on Monday.
George LeClaire | Staff Photographer
Vietnam veteran James Corcoran, 62, of Elgin salutes the colors during the Memorial Day celebration at Bluff City Cemetery in Elgin Monday.
  Vietnam veteran James Corcoran, 62, of Elgin salutes the colors during the Memorial Day celebration at Bluff City Cemetery in Elgin Monday.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Rich Hamilton of American Legion Post 57 stands with the color guard during the Memorial Day celebration at Bluff City Cemetery in Elgin Monday. Hamilton of Elgin served in the Air Force.
  Rich Hamilton of American Legion Post 57 stands with the color guard during the Memorial Day celebration at Bluff City Cemetery in Elgin Monday. Hamilton of Elgin served in the Air Force.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Seven-year-old Lynda Rotundo of Lake in the Hills gets a closer look at a canon before the Memorial Day celebration at Bluff City Cemetery in Elgin Monday.
  Seven-year-old Lynda Rotundo of Lake in the Hills gets a closer look at a canon before the Memorial Day celebration at Bluff City Cemetery in Elgin Monday.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Pon Rattan of American Legion Post 57 takes a moment to reflect as names of the deceased are read during the Memorial Day celebration at Bluff City Cemetery in Elgin Monday. Rattan of Elgin served in the Marines.
  Pon Rattan of American Legion Post 57 takes a moment to reflect as names of the deceased are read during the Memorial Day celebration at Bluff City Cemetery in Elgin Monday. Rattan of Elgin served in the Marines.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Courtney Walker of the Northwest Baptist Academy Marching Eagles plays part of Taps from a lonely hill during the Memorial Day celebration at Bluff City Cemetery in Elgin Monday.
  Courtney Walker of the Northwest Baptist Academy Marching Eagles plays part of Taps from a lonely hill during the Memorial Day celebration at Bluff City Cemetery in Elgin Monday.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
With a little help from a step stool, eleven-year-old fifth-grader Kaleb DeLoncker, from Fox Meadow Elementary School in South Elgin reads General Logan's Orders #11 during the Memorial Day celebration at Bluff City Cemetery in Elgin Monday.
  With a little help from a step stool, eleven-year-old fifth-grader Kaleb DeLoncker, from Fox Meadow Elementary School in South Elgin reads General Logan's Orders #11 during the Memorial Day celebration at Bluff City Cemetery in Elgin Monday.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Sons of the American Legion Squadron 690 members Jason Foltyn, left, and Adam Anderson bow their heads during the invocation at the Palatine Memorial Day ceremony on Monday.
  Sons of the American Legion Squadron 690 members Jason Foltyn, left, and Adam Anderson bow their heads during the invocation at the Palatine Memorial Day ceremony on Monday.
Dave Dvorak | Staff Photographer
Roses lay as a remembrance of fallen soldiers at the American Legion Memorial during the Palatine Memorial Day ceremony on Monday.
  Roses lay as a remembrance of fallen soldiers at the American Legion Memorial during the Palatine Memorial Day ceremony on Monday.
Dave Dvorak | Staff Photographer
Gurnee American Legion Post 771 Cmdr. Gordon Finkel salutes during Monday's Memorial Day ceremony in Gurnee.
  Gurnee American Legion Post 771 Cmdr. Gordon Finkel salutes during Monday's Memorial Day ceremony in Gurnee.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Cmdr. Raymond Scott, U.S. Navy (retired) was the guest speaker at Gurnee's Memorial Day ceremony Monday at Veteran's Memorial Park.
  Cmdr. Raymond Scott, U.S. Navy (retired) was the guest speaker at Gurnee's Memorial Day ceremony Monday at Veteran's Memorial Park.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Gurnee held its Memorial Day ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park Monday.
  Gurnee held its Memorial Day ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park Monday.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Gurnee resident John Howe salutes during the playing of the national anthem during Gurnee's Memorial Day ceremony on Monday.
  Gurnee resident John Howe salutes during the playing of the national anthem during Gurnee's Memorial Day ceremony on Monday.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
VFW Post 1212 member Brian Pate burns a flag as part of a flag retirement ceremony at the Bartlett Memorial Day ceremony on Monday.
  VFW Post 1212 member Brian Pate burns a flag as part of a flag retirement ceremony at the Bartlett Memorial Day ceremony on Monday.
Dave Dvorak | Staff Photographer
The crowd silently watches a wreath ceremony during the Bartlett Memorial Day ceremony on Monday.
  The crowd silently watches a wreath ceremony during the Bartlett Memorial Day ceremony on Monday.
Dave Dvorak | Staff Photographer
From left, VFW Post 1212 members Milt Lennert, Gene Ligocki and Derek Wright prepare a flag for burning during a flag retirement ceremony during the Bartlett Memorial Day ceremony on Monday.
  From left, VFW Post 1212 members Milt Lennert, Gene Ligocki and Derek Wright prepare a flag for burning during a flag retirement ceremony during the Bartlett Memorial Day ceremony on Monday.
Dave Dvorak | Staff Photographer
Jenny Powell of North Barrington thanks Frank Perhats from the Veterans of Foreign War post 7706 in Barrington who served in World War II after the Memorial Day Ceremony at White Cemetery in Barrington on Monday.
  Jenny Powell of North Barrington thanks Frank Perhats from the Veterans of Foreign War post 7706 in Barrington who served in World War II after the Memorial Day Ceremony at White Cemetery in Barrington on Monday.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Bob Kruse of Barrington from American Legion 158 who served in the Korean War salutes along with Hal Richter of the Veteran of Foreign War post 7706 serving in Korea and World War II take part in the Memorial Day Ceremony at White Cemetery in Barrington on Monday.
  Bob Kruse of Barrington from American Legion 158 who served in the Korean War salutes along with Hal Richter of the Veteran of Foreign War post 7706 serving in Korea and World War II take part in the Memorial Day Ceremony at White Cemetery in Barrington on Monday.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Paul Brown from the Veterans of Foreign War post 7706 in Barrington who served in Vietnam from 1967-1970, takes part in the Memorial Day Ceremony at White Cemetery in Barrington on Monday.
  Paul Brown from the Veterans of Foreign War post 7706 in Barrington who served in Vietnam from 1967-1970, takes part in the Memorial Day Ceremony at White Cemetery in Barrington on Monday.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Dennis Buck, Heritage Interpreter adjusts a banner from the Grand Army of the Republic, during the Memorial Day Remembered event at Kline Creek Farm in West Chicago, Monday.
  Dennis Buck, Heritage Interpreter adjusts a banner from the Grand Army of the Republic, during the Memorial Day Remembered event at Kline Creek Farm in West Chicago, Monday.
Mark Black | Staff Photographer
Roger Kotecki, sings songs of the Civil War during the Memorial Day Remembered event at Kline Creek Farm in West Chicago, Monday.
  Roger Kotecki, sings songs of the Civil War during the Memorial Day Remembered event at Kline Creek Farm in West Chicago, Monday.
Mark Black | Staff Photographer
Roger Kotecki, sings songs of the Civil War during the Memorial Day Remembered event at Kline Creek Farm in West Chicago, Monday.
  Roger Kotecki, sings songs of the Civil War during the Memorial Day Remembered event at Kline Creek Farm in West Chicago, Monday.
Mark Black | Staff Photographer
Lindsay Rice of St. Charles adds paper flowers to a wreath in style of "Decoration Day" during a Memorial Day event Kline Creek Farm in West Chicago, Monday.
  Lindsay Rice of St. Charles adds paper flowers to a wreath in style of "Decoration Day" during a Memorial Day event Kline Creek Farm in West Chicago, Monday.
Mark Black | Staff Photographer
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