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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Press Release

Contact Information: Joan Olson (630) 407-6015

Thursday, May 12, 2016

DuPage County Memorial Day Ceremony Scheduled May 29

DuPage County will host a ceremony in observance of Memorial Day at 2 p.m. May 29 at the DuPage County Government Complex in Wheaton. The guest speaker will be Robert Schroeder, past director of the DuPage Veterans Memorial Inc. 

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 lives 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 DuPage Honor Guard; and 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 May 30. County departments and services will reopen on May 31.

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