Memorial Day (Monday May 28 2018) events in Arlington Heights include a Parade (9:30 a.m.) through downtown from Sigwalt Street and Arlington Heights Road to Memorial Park at Chestnut and Fremont, and a Ceremony in Memorial Park immediately after the parade (about 11 am).
Following the 99th Annual Memorial Day parade, there will be a Memorial Day Ceremony at Memorial Park, Fremont and Chestnut, at 11 a.m. which includes the reading of names of area veterans who passed away in the last 12 months, honoring Arlington’s Fallen Heroes and the annual “Remembering Our Veterans” photo will be taken. All veterans are invited to participate in the photo.
PARADE ROUTE …
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS MEMORIAL DAY PARADE ROUTE
> Sigwalt and Arlington Heights Road westbound
> Right turn at Dunton Ave, proceeds northbound Dunton Ave
> Continues northbound to Euclid Avenue, crossing Route 14
> Left turn at Euclid Ave, proceeds westbound Euclid Ave
> Left turn at Chestnut Ave
> Ends at Memorial Park at Chestnut Ave and Fremont St
Marching route approximately 4900 feet.
Memorial service at Memorial Park after parade.
PARADE ROUTE MAP …
American Post No. 981 Veterans of Foreign Wars traditionally host the Memorial Day Parade at 9:30 a.m. on Memorial Day.
The Grand Marshal of the parade for 2018 is Al Mampre, a WWII Army veteran who served as a medic in Easy Company, 506 Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division from Normandy to the Victory in Europe. The Easy Company was featured on the HBO Series “Band of Brothers.”
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Memorial Park Wreath Laying Ceremony.
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Nick Marchese Purple Heart.
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