Veterans Tribute returns

Veterans Tribute Returns to Taste of Orland Park
Posted on 07/29/2019
Veterans Tribute Returns to Taste of Orland Park

Veterans Tribute Returns to Taste of Orland Park Orland Park, IL (July 26, 2019)

- Local veterans will be honored at the 16th Annual Taste of Orland Park on Sunday, August 4 on the main stage.

Beginning at 11 a.m. on Sunday, the American Veterans Motorcycle Riders Association from Tinley Park will kick off the opening ceremony with an honor ride at the main stage. Color guards representing the American Legion Post 111 of Orland Park, the Orland/Palos VFW Post 2604, and Veterans Voices will present and post colors.

A welcome will be offered by Orland Park Mayor Keith Pekau, a veteran himself having served in the United States Air Force. “We are pleased to host an event in honor of our nation’s veterans, recognizing those who served for their service and sacrifice,” said Pekau. “I look forward to seeing our local veterans, their families and the community as we come together to show our appreciation.

” A non-denominational field service will be held at 11:20 a.m. The field service is sponsored by the Orland Park Veteran Voices Military Group. The Veterans Voices chaplain will honor veterans who have passed, are ill or in need of support. Area residents are encouraged to submit names of veterans to be recognized and mentioned at the service. Contact Darryl Wertheim of the Village of Orland Park Veterans Commission at 708/403-6115 or email to submit names by August 1, 2019.

 Following the field service, a 20-piece brass musical group, Sine Wave, will present a patriotic musical tribute. All veterans in attendance will receive a welcome home and a special flag star thanking them for their service.

Fortunate Sons, a Creedance Clearwater revival band, will perform on the main stage from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. and close out the veteran tribute portion of the Taste of Orland Park.

 The Village of Orland Park's annual Taste of Orland Park, presented by Palos Health and Loyola Medicine, returns to the Orland Park Village Center August 2 to 4. Now in its 16th year, the Taste of Orland Park showcases 19 Orland Park eateries, 18 community organizations and several bands throughout the weekend. Special events within the fest include the ever-popular Lip Sync Showdown, Kids' Day, a car show, the Orland Park’s Got Talent finals, a new trivia contest and live entertainment on two stages.

For more information, contact Darryl Wertheim at 708/403-6615.