Hinsdale Vets To Lead Solemn Memorial Day Procession

Before you head off to your Memorial Day barbecue, take the morning to remember those who made it all possible Monday, May 26.

American Legion Post members lead Memorial Day procession through downtown Hinsdale.
American Legion Post members lead Memorial Day procession through downtown Hinsdale.

Hinsdale American Legion Post 250 members will lead a solemn procession honoring those who died serving their country on Monday, May 26.

The day starts at 7 a.m. with a service honoring veterans from the Civil War through present day at Bronswood Cemetery, 3805 Madison St., in Oak Brook. The ceremony includes a gun salute and the playing of “Taps.”

Post members start lining up at 10 a.m. for a solemn memorial procession through downtown Hinsdale. The procession walks east on First to Garfield and Park, then south on Park to Third Street, west on Third to Washington Street and then north on Washington, across the train tracks, to the Memorial Building., at 19 E. Chicago Ave.

All youth groups and local scout troops are invited to participate in the procession, and members of the public usually follow the procession to the Memorial Building, which was built to honor local residents that died serving in the First World War.

The names of war dead will be read, along with musical selections by the Hinsdale Central High School Band and Hinsdale Chorale.

A wealth will be placed in the lobby followed by a rifle salute and TAPS.


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