Memorial Day observances across the suburbs today

  • Barrington will hold a Memorial Day ceremony today at Evergreen Cemetery.

    Barrington will hold a Memorial Day ceremony today at Evergreen Cemetery. Daily Herald file photo/2015

Updated 5/31/2016 5:34 AM

Addison Memorial Day Observance: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, at village hall, 1 Friendship Plaza. Free pancake breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. and Veterans Resource Fair from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Indian Trail Junior High School, 222 N. Kennedy Drive. Flag raising at St. Paul Cemetery at 9:15 a.m. Community march at 9:30 a.m. to the cemetery, where an observance will be held at 10. Ceremony at 11 a.m. at village hall. Free.

Algonquin Memorial Day Parade: 10 a.m. today. American Legion Post 1231 parade begins near the veterans' monument at the Algonquin Cemetery, proceeds south down North Main Street to Front Street, and then ends at Riverfront Park.


Arlington Heights Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony: 97th annual parade steps off at 9:30 a.m. today from village hall, 33 S. Arlington Heights Road; heads west on Sigwalt to Dunton, then north on Dunton to Euclid, west on Euclid to Chestnut and south to Memorial Park. Ceremony at 11 a.m. honors those lost in war, including the 58 Arlington Heights men who died from the Civil War to Afghanistan. For details, email

Aurora Memorial Day Parade: Noon today, from Benton and River, then east on Benton, north on Broadway, west on Downer Place and ending at River Street. Reviewing stand will be in front of the David L. Pierce Art and History Center at 20 E. Downer Place for best viewing. Theme is "In Memory of Many … In Honor of All."

Barrington Memorial Day Parade: 10:30 a.m. today, at Cook and Main streets. Residents and members of the VFW then walk to Evergreen Cemetery for a short service to commemorate those who died in service to their country. Free.

Bartlett Memorial Day Walk and Remembrance: 10 a.m. today, at Bartlett Park, Oak and North avenues. American Legion flag retirement ceremony. Memorial Walk to Bartlett Cemetery steps off at 11 a.m., followed by a short program honoring Bartlett's heroes.

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Buffalo Grove Memorial Day Ceremony: 11 a.m. today, at Knopf Cemetery, on Arlington Heights Road north of Checker Drive. The ceremony is hosted by Kingswood United Methodist Church. Speakers are Lake County Treasurer David Stolman and Buffalo Grove Chief of Police Steven Casstevens. (847) 398-0770.

Cary Memorial Day Parade: 10:15 a.m. today, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church on First Street and Three Oaks Road. Proceeds south on First Street and ends at the Cary Veterans Park.

Des Plaines Memorial Day Ceremony: 11 a.m. today, at the Lake Park Memorial Pavilion, 2200 Lee St. Includes a performance by the Des Plaines Community Band. Free. Note: There is no parade this year. (847) 296-9878.

Elburn Memorial Day Procession: 10 a.m. today, at the north end of Blackberry Township cemetery, Route 47 and Keslinger Road. Ends at Blackberry Township Cemetery. Hosted by American Legion Post 630. Elburn Boy Scouts Troop 7 will host a Memorial Day pancake breakfast from 7 to 9:30 a.m. at the Elburn American Legion, 112 N. Main St. (630) 697-0356 or


Elk Grove Village Memorial Day Observation: 10:45 a.m. today, at the Elk Grove Village Park District Pavilion, 1000 Wellington Ave. Participants include VFW Post 9284 and the Ladies Auxiliary. Free. (847) 357-4040.

Elgin Memorial Day Services: Tributes begin at 8:45 a.m. today at Mount Hope Cemetery, 100 Villa St.; then at 9:15 a.m. at Lakewood Memorial Park, 30W730 Route 20; at 9:45 a.m. at Elgin Veterans Memorial Park, 274 N. Grove Ave.,; and at 11 a.m. at Bluff City Cemetery, 945 Bluff City Blvd. This year's Bluff City program will pay tribute to the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, with keynote address by Lt. Adrienne Benton, staff chaplain from Training Support Center, Great Lakes. Co-sponsored by the Elgin Patriotic Memorial Association and the city of Elgin. Free.

Elmhurst Memorial Day Parade: 9:30 a.m. today, at Elmhurst City Hall, 209 N. York St. Proceeds from city hall south on York Street, through the bypass and west on Church Street to Wilder Park, where a ceremony will be held. Free.

Fox Lake Memorial Day Ceremony: 11 a.m. today, at the Fox Lake Metra Station at Grand Avenue and Nippersink Boulevard. Sponsored by the Fox Lake American Legion Post 703. Free. (847) 587-2323.

Fox River Grove Memorial Day parade: 8:30 a.m. today. Parade starts at Algonquin Road School and continues down Algonquin Road to South River Road to the baseball diamond along the Fox River in Lions Park.

Grayslake Memorial Day Parade and Service: 9:30 a.m. today, at Grayslake Central High School, 400 N. Lake St. Parade starts near the Grayslake Central High School parking lot on Lake Street and travels south on Lake to Junior Avenue, then east to Memorial Park for the service. Free. (847) 223-8515.

Gurnee Memorial Day Ceremony: Noon today, at the Gurnee Police Department, 100 N. O'Plaine Road. Ceremony sponsored by American Legion Post 771. Guest speaker and local school bands play patriotic music. Free. (847) 244-9282.

Hanover Park Memorial Day Ceremony: 10 a.m. today, at village hall, 2121 W. Lake St. Held at Veterans Memorial Plaza in front of the Municipal Building. Free.

Historic Millburn Community Association's annual Memorial Day Service: 2 p.m. today, at the Millburn Cemetery on Millburn Road in Old Mill Creek. You are invited to bring a chair to sit on and flowers to place on veterans' graves after the service. Lemonade and cookies will be served at the conclusion of the event. Free. (847) 828-3737.

Hoffman Estates/Schaumburg Memorial Day: 10 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. today. Memorial observance starts at 10 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial outside the Hoffman Estates Police Department, 411 W. Higgins Road. Guests are invited to go to historic St. Peter Lutheran Church, 202 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, for a 10:45 a.m. ceremony hosted by Schaumburg Mayor Al Larson and Hoffman Estates Mayor Bill McLeod. Following the remembrance, a picnic will be held in the St. Peter picnic grove.

Huntley Memorial Day Parade: 11 a.m. today, at the municipal complex, 10987 Main St. Parade proceeds west on Main Street to Woodstock Street, then north for the ceremony at Huntley American Legion Post 673. There will be speakers and a presentation honoring veterans.

Island Lake Memorial Day Celebration: 3 p.m. in Veterans Park, 432 W. State Road. An event honoring Island Lake-area veterans will feature a special keepsake presented to all attendees by Boy Scout Troup 76, "Taps" played by Marcy Night, remarks by Chairman Bob Carpenter and Mayor Charles Amrich, and music by the Northern Illinois Pipes and Drums Band. Free.

Itasca Memorial Day Parade: 9:30 a.m. today, at Bryn Mawr and Catalpa. Parade proceeds to Usher Park, 203 S. Walnut, where a ceremony will be held. Free.

Lake Villa Memorial Day Parade and Memorial Service: 1 p.m. today, at Lehmann Park, 89 Cedar Ave. Parade travels through the downtown area. Memorial service follows at Lehmann Park. A hot dog lunch will be served after the service at the VFW Post. (847) 356-6100. Free.

Lake Zurich Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony: 10:30 a.m. today, at Main Street and Old Rand Road. Parade features the Lake Zurich High School band and youth organizations stepping off from Main Street. It proceeds a half-mile on Old Rand Road to the Veterans Monument near the Lake Zurich Police Department. A brief ceremony follows. Free.

Libertyville Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony: Parade begins at 9:30 a.m. today, from the Metra train station on Lake Street, and proceeds south on Milwaukee Avenue to Cook Park for a ceremony and speakers. An observance follows at Lakeside Cemetery on Lake Street. Free.

Lincolnshire Memorial Day Ceremony: 10 a.m. today, at Spring Lake Park, 49 Oxford Drive. Free.

Lindenhurst Memorial Day Ceremony: 10 a.m. today, at the Veterans Memorial at the entrance to village hall, 2301 E. Sand Lake Road. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be inside the public works building, behind village hall. Free. (847) 356-8252 or

Lisle Memorial Day Parade: 11 a.m. today, at Lisle Junior High School, 5207 Center Ave. Parade proceeds to Lisle Village Hall and to Lisle Cemetery, with ceremonies held at both places. Community picnic follows at Museums at Lisle Station Park, 921 School St. Free. (630) 271-4100.

Mount Prospect Memorial Day Parade: 9:30 a.m. today, from Emerson Street and Busse Avenue, south on Emerson to Lincoln Street to the Veterans Memorial Band Shell at Lions Park for ceremony. Any resident can march, and veterans are encouraged to join. (847) 577-5374.

Round Lake Area Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade: Opening ceremony at 9:30 a.m. today, at the American Legion in Round Lake Park; parade begins at 10 a.m. in front of the American Legion; 10:30 a.m. ceremony during the parade; the parade ends at 11 a.m. with a closing ceremony at Round Lake Beach memorial. Free.

Mundelein Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony: 10 a.m. today, at the Metra train station, 205 N. Archer Ave. The American Legion Post 867 and the village invite all veterans to participate. Parade forms at 9:15 a.m. and ends at Memorial Park, where the mayor will speak. All veterans in the parade have the option of riding in an open vehicle, which must be provided by the participant, or in the trolley. Uniforms or hats can be worn indicating branch of the service. Free.

Naperville Memorial Day Parade: 10:30 a.m. today, at Jackson Avenue and West Street. Proceeds east to Washington Street, north to Benton and east to the Ss. Peter and Paul parking lot. Program follows at the Community Concert Center in Central Park. Free. Naperville

Palatine Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade: 10 a.m. today, at Community Park, Palatine and Oak. Starts with a 10 a.m. service at Hillside Cemetery on Smith Street. Parade starts at 10:15 a.m. from Cornell Avenue and Smith Street. Goes north on Smith, east on Robertson, south on Brockway and then east on Wood to the Veterans Memorial in Community Park. Short program at 11 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial. Another ceremony follows at 12:15 p.m. at the Legion Memorial in Towne Square, 150 W. Palatine Road. Residents are invited to the American Legion, across the street from Towne Square. Free.

South Elgin Memorial Day Service: 10 a.m. today, at Panton Mill Park, 10 N. Water St. Led by South Elgin VFW Post 2327. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held in the municipal annex. Free.

St. Charles Memorial Day Parade: 10 a.m. today, starting at Sixth and Main streets and continuing to Riverside Avenue, ending at Freedom Shrine (along the Fox River north of the police department) where there will be a ceremony.

Wauconda Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony: 10 a.m. today, on Main Street in downtown Wauconda. Parade travels along Main Street and ends at Memorial Park, where there will be an American Legion ceremony honoring the veterans. Free.

Wheeling Memorial Day Parade: Steps off at 10 a.m. today from Weiland and McHenry roads. Parade goes south on Lexington Drive and ends at AMVETS Post 66, 700 McHenry Road. Free. (847) 537-0440.

Waukegan Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony: 10 a.m. today, at Grand Avenue and Genesee Street. Proceeds to Veterans Memorial Plaza at the southwest corner of West and Washington streets for a ceremony honoring veterans. Free.

West Dundee Memorial Day Service: 11:30 a.m. today, at River Valley Memorial Gardens, 14N689 Route 31. The spiritual address will be given by a local minister. Featuring local Veterans of Foreign Wars, VFW Ladies Auxiliary, a bugler and the Dundee Scottish Pipe band. Free.

Wood Dale Memorial Day Parade: 11 a.m. today, from Addison Road south of Elizabeth Drive. Parade ends at Veterans Memorial Park, where a ceremony will be held. Free.

Woodfield Memorial Weekend Carnival: 1:30 to 9 p.m. today, at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg. Rides, games, food. One price unlimited ride special $25. (847) 330-0220.

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