Lake Bluff, Lake Forest Salute Veterans on Memorial Day

Lake Bluff starts at 9 a.m., followed by Lake Forest at 11 a.m.


and will salute veterans and the sacrifices they have made during Memorial Day ceremonies Monday (May 28).

Lake Forest

Lake Forest American Legion Post 264 will direct the Memorial Day service set for 11 a.m. at Market Square in Lake Forest.

Christine Chakoian, minister at will offer the Invocation and a Special Prayer to all Veterans will be given by Post Chaplain Robert Pommer.

Tom Marks, commander of Lake Forest American Legion Post 264, will deliver a speech.

First Sergeant Lester Abato, United States Marine Corps, is the featured speaker.

The band led by Janene Kessler will provide the music. Sally Lape will sing the National Anthem. Buglers Alex Levin and John Marwede will play taps.

Lake Bluff

Lake Bluff American Legion Post 510 will observe Memorial Day in Lake Bluff at 9 a.m. Monday with a service at the Gazebo on the Village Green.

The featured speaker will be Naval Captain Eric Johnson. State Senator Susan Garrett and State Representative Karen May will read the necrology. Village Trustee Kathy O’Hara will lead the Pledge of Allegiance. student Sally Lape will be the soloist accompanied by the high school band under the direction of Janene Kessler. Lake Bluff Scout Troop 42 will conduct the flag raising.

Marine Air Control Group 48 Firing Detail will salute fallen comrades, while LFHS buglers Levin and Marwede will perform taps.

The Rev. Debbie Fisher from will deliver the invocation and benediction. Student Council member will present the "Gettysburg Address", while Lake Bluff resident Esther Fetherolf will recite. ”In Flanders Field”.

Refreshments will be served in the Community Room of the after the ceremony. Friends, families and neighbors are welcome.

For more information, contact Post 510 Commander David Cimarrusti at (847) 234-7110.

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