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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Press Release

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Virtual Memorial Day

This month, we are not able to gather for DuPage County’s traditional Memorial Day ceremony due to public health recommendations during the COVID-19 outbreak. But it doesn’t mean we can’t still unite in honor of the men and women who died in service of our nation. Thanks to Dave Roberts, a Navy veteran who works in our Information Technology department, we have a way to virtually gather, share stories and photos and to honor the memories of our fallen heroes.

Our IT and GIS team have created an electronic, interactive memorial at www.dupageco.org/memorial. This webpage on our DuPage County site allows friends and family to create their own Honor Post on our Honor Map. With this honor post, one can place the hometown location of the loved one or friend, a photo, and a written tribute. 
 
On this page, you’ll also find quotes, poems, and videos staff have included, both for tribute and educational and historical information surrounding the Memorial Day holiday. We invite the community to visit this site, post memories and photos and share stories. While we may not be able to gather in person this year, we are united in our desire to honor DuPage men and women who gave their lives while serving as a member of the U.S. Armed Forces. Please join us in this new, electronic gathering as we celebrate the lives of our DuPage County fallen heroes this Memorial Day.