The City of Wood Dale and VFW Tioga Post #2149 will be honoring our veterans who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country with a parade and memorial service on Monday, May 29th, 2017. The parade will begin at 11:00 am at Addison Road and Elizabeth Drive and end at Veteran’s Memorial Park, 269 W. Irving Park Road. At the conclusion of the parade, a short memorial service will be held on the grounds of the Veteran’s Memorial.
Staging at 10:00 am
On Elizabeth Drive between Addison and Wood Dale Road
Note: Elizabeth Drive will be closed from 9:30am-12:00pm
Kick Off 11:00 am
Addison Road and Elizabeth Drive North to Veteran’s Memorial Park on Irving Park Road
Roads will be closed roughly from 10:30 am-1:30 pm
Addison Road | Elizabeth Drive to Irving Park Road
Irving Park Road | Addison Road to Wood Dale Road
Addison Road to Prospect, Prospect to Thorndale, Thorndale to Wood Dale Road, Wood Dale Road to Elizabeth Drive
Alternative Eastbound & Westbound Irving Park Road Detour:
Addison Road to Prospect, Prospect to Thorndale, Thorndale to Route 83, Route 83 to Oak Meadows Drive
Memorial Day Service
Veteran’s Memorial Park
Immediately Following the Parade
In the case of inclement weather the Parade and Ceremony will be cancelled.
Honoring Our Flag this Memorial Day
As a special tribute to those that have lost our lives we are asking citizens and parade watchers alike to understand flag etiquette. How do you salute it, and when. Military persons in uniform, Boy and Girl Scouts in uniform, and military veterans salute it with a military salute when it is paraded, when the Pledge of Allegiance is said, or when the National Anthem is played. Civilians remove their hat with their right hand and hold it over their left shoulder, or if they are not wearing a hat, they hold their right hand over their heart.
Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country's armed forces. The holiday, which is observed every year on the last Monday of May, was formerly known as Decoration Day and originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the war. By the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who died while in the military service.
Many people visit cemeteries and memorials, particularly to honor those who have died in military service. Many volunteers place an American flag on each grave in national cemeteries.
Memorial Day is not to be confused with Veterans Day. Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving, while Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans.
For more information please call 630-787-3709.