Memorial Day is Monday, May 28th.
The Combined Veterans of Berwyn and the City of Berwyn – Town of Stickney, will host their annual Memorial Day Parade on Sunday, May 27. The parade will begin at 2 p.m. at the intersection of Windsor and Oak Park avenues and continue down Oak Park Avenue until they reach Mount Auburn Cemetery, 4101 Oak Park Ave., Stickney, where a remembrance service will be held.
The River Forest Service Club and the River Forest Park District present the River Forest Memorial Day Parade which starts at 10 am on Monday, the 28th of May.
Unless a member of your family is serving or has served in our Armed Forces or you’re a history buff – as am I – you might be forgetful of the fact that the United States has been engaged in combat operations for more than eleven years. No matter how you feel about the War, everyone must recognize the fact that with service come sacrifices. At Memorial Day, we are reminded of those who have given their lives for our freedom.
But what’s often overlooked is the sacrifice of the families of servicemen and servicewomen. And the handicaps that many members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard and National Reserves bring back home.
Please take a few moments while engaged in the parties and shopping to remember the reason for Memorial Day?