Memorial Day (Monday May 27 2017) 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 Annual Memorial Day parade, there will be a Memorial Day Ceremony at Memorial Park, Fremont and Chestnut, at 11 a.m.
This year, 2019, is a Centennial celebration for Memorial Day in Arlington Heights, and organizers have arranged for an Illinois Army National Guard Sikorsky Black Hawk helicopter for a public tour at the soccer field just East of Recreation Park and just south of the American Legion Hall (Merle Guild Post 208).
Weather permitting, an Illinois Army National Guard Sikorsky Black Hawk helicopter will land at the soccer field just east of Recreation Park at 10:30 am. The helicopter air crew will offer public tours until about 2:30 p.m.
BLACK HAWK SAFETY
To ensure safety at this event, the soccer field will be fenced off the day before, and there will be one entry and one exit point for visitors. Arlington Heights Police and volunteers will be on site the entire time to manage traffic and crowds.
For this day, Douglas Ave will be changed to ONE WAY going SOUTH and Hickory Avenue will be changed to ONE WAY going NORTH. Visitors will use street parking.
STRONG RECOMMENDATION FROM ORGANIZERS: If possible, park away from the event and walk in. Consider parking 1 to 2 blocks away from Recreation Park. You will avoid the congestion.
The Memorial Day Parade steps off every year on Memorial Day, Monday, and is dedicated to thanking all veterans for their service.
The Memorial Day Ceremony is held every year at Memorial Park at Chestnut Avenue and Fremont Street, just one block west of the Arlington Heights Memorial Library. Each year the Memorial Day Ceremony begins at 11:00 am. This honors our Fallen Heroes … especially Arlington’s Fallen Heroes – the 58 young men from Arlington Heights, who died in the service of our Nation – from the Civil War to Afghanistan.
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 2017 is Brigadier General Frederick R. Maiocco, Jr., Commander of the 85th Support Command in Arlington Heights. The 85th Support Command’s nine Brigade Support Elements and 46 Army Reserve Battalions—dispersed across the continental United States and Puerto Rico—are operationally controlled by First Army. In their support role, the 85th Support Command maintains readiness for these Soldiers in support of Pre-Deployment, Post-Deployment and Rotational Distributed Forces.
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PICTURES from 2013 Memorial Day Parade
528 PICTURES from 2013 Memorial Day Parade …
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Memorial Park Wreath Laying Ceremony.
Aristo ‘Art’ Nicholson Receives Bronze Star, Purple Heart.
Nick Marchese Purple Heart.
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