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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Press Release

Contact Information: Johnna Kelly 630-407-6022

Thursday, May 14, 2015

DuPage County Memorial Day Ceremony Scheduled May 24

DuPage County will host a ceremony in observance of Memorial Day at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 24, at the DuPage County Government Complex in Wheaton. The guest speaker will be George Kouba of the DuPage Veterans Memorial, Inc.

County Board Chairman Dan Cronin said the Memorial Day ceremony will honor DuPage County residents who have died while fighting for the country's freedom.

"The Memorial Day ceremony truly honors our fallen heroes who have made the ultimate sacrifice while liberating nations and saving lives throughout several generations," he said.

The ceremony will take place at the Veterans Memorial, located outside near the pond on the DuPage County Government Complex, 421 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton. The memorial commemorates DuPage County residents who lost their life in military conflicts at home and abroad beginning with the Black Hawk War in 1832 and continuing on to the most recent engagements overseas.

The event will include the laying of the wreath by Gold Star families; a weapons salute by Taylor's Battery, 1st Illinois Light Artillery Company B; and finally, the Marine Corps League Detachment 399 and DuPage Honor Guard will retire the colors.

In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the 421 JTK Administration Building.

Additionally, DuPage County offices will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 25. County departments and services will reopen on Tuesday, May 26. 

For more information, visit www.dupageco-il-vetsmemorial.org.