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Posted on: March 23, 2017

May 1 Deadline Approaching to Add Veterans' Names to Village's Veterans Memorial Wall

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The Village of Orland Park hosts ceremonies each Memorial Day and Veterans Day, inviting area families to add their veterans’ names to the village’s granite walls bordering the village’s Veterans Memorial, Ara Pace – Place of Peace.

“Orland Park’s ceremonies have become a local tradition,” said Mayor Dan McLaughlin who emcees each of the observances. “We gather as a community to remember those who have served our country, those who made the ultimate sacrifice and those whose names we are adding to the village’s memorial.” 

Memorial Day will be observed on Monday, May 29 with a ceremony at the memorial located in the Village Center at 14700 South Ravinia Avenue.

The last day to add a veteran’s name to Orland Park’s granite memorial for this year’s Memorial Day Ceremony is Friday, May 1. The $250 cost covers the cost of engraving and maintenance of the memorial. Veterans may be living or deceased and do not have to live in Orland Park.

“It’s very touching when we announce the names of the newly added veterans,” the mayor said. “Veterans who are still with us proudly stand and wave and family and friends stand for those who have passed away.”

Forms to add veterans’ names can be found online at orlandpark.org. Forms are also available at Village Hall, 14700 South Ravinia Avenue.

For more information, call the village’s Veterans Commission at 708/403-6115.

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