Area Memorial Day weekend activities

2014-05-24T00:00:00Z 2014-05-24T22:15:13Z Area Memorial Day weekend activitiesDavid P. Funk Times Correspondent
May 24, 2014 12:00 am  • 


The Lansing Veterans Memorial Ceremonial Honor Guard will host a ceremony at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Memorial site at the Lansing Municipal Airport at the corner of Glenwood Lansing Road and Burnham Avenue.

The Hobart High School “Wolfgang Choir” will perform at 1:30 p.m. It is suggested that attendees bring lawn chairs, as no seating is provided.

In case of inclement weather the program will be held in the historic Henry Ford hangar accessible from the southwest corner of the building.

For information contact: Rich Dominiak, ceremony coordinator, at (708) 862-7731 or Larry Grzywinski, assistant, at (708) 474-3049.

Calumet City

Memorial Day ceremonies will take place at noon Monday at the American Legion Calumet Memorial Post 330, 950 Legion Drive in Calumet City. For more information, call (708) 862-8685.

Also on Monday, there will be a Mass celebrated at the chapel of Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, 801 Michigan City Road. The Mass will occur at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call (708) 862-5398.


Crete will host a Memorial Day parade celebration Monday. Events begin with a veterans memorial service at 11 a.m. at Crete Park followed by a parade at noon, which will travel down Main Street to Burville Road.

The theme of this year's parade is "A Time to Honor America's Heroes." For more information visit

Sauk Village

A Memorial Day service will take place at 11 a.m. Monday at St. James cemetery at the corner or Ill. 394 and Sauk Trail behind Eggcellent Restaurant. For more information, call (708) 758-3330.

South Holland

The village's Memorial Day parade will begin at 11 a.m. Monday and travel down South Park Avenue from 170th Street to 160th Place. A memorial remembrance ceremony will follow at 1 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park.

The South Holland Lions Club will provide concessions beginning at 11 a.m. For more information contact South Holland Recreational Services at (708) 331-2940.


Thornton's Memorial Day parade will begin at 2 p.m. Monday and all veterans are invited to walk or ride. Interested veterans can find Homer Dillard riding a red scooter and wearing a cowboy hat.

The parade will start at the corner of 172nd Street and Chicago Road, go south to Queen Lane then west to Kinzie Street., south to East Marion Street, west to North Hunter Street and end at the fire station. A ceremony will take place at the Village Hall after the parade.

For more information, contact Dillard at (708) 877-1494.

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