Village of Orland Park to Host Memorial Day Ceremony

Village of Orland Park to Host Memorial Day Ceremony
Posted on 05/06/2017

The Orland Park community is invited to gather to remember the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice serving our country during the Village of Orland Park's Memorial Day Ceremony at 1 p.m. on Monday, May 29.

The ceremony will be held at the village's memorial, Ara Pace - Place of Peace, located at the Village Center, 14700 South Ravinia Avenue.

The names of the 37 veterans that have been recently added to the village's granite wall will be read aloud as each stands while the crowd applauds. Many of these veterans, their family members and friends will attend the ceremony. Those who are deceased will be represented by family and friends.

The ceremony is set to include a vintage military flyover by a Douglas A-1 Skyraider. The Skyraider was nicknamed "the Spad" after a WWI French aircraft and was used for close air support in Korea and Vietnam.

Refreshments will be served inside of the Orland Park Civic Center immediately following the ceremony and attendees will be able to view the memorial table with photos of the veterans who have been added.