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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Press Release

Contact Information: Evan Shields (630) 407-6022

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

DuPage County Memorial Day Ceremony Scheduled May 27

DuPage County will host a ceremony in observance of Memorial Day at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 27, at the DuPage County Government Complex in Wheaton. The guest speaker will be Sam Maggio with the Military Order of the Purple Heart. 

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 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 finally, the 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 28. County departments and services will reopen on Tuesday, May 29.

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