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Orland Park to Honor Veterans with Memorial Day Ceremony

Join the Village of Orland Park and its Veterans Commission as they recognize those who have served.

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The Village of Orland Park Veterans Commission will honor 15 new names added to its veterans memorial, and others who have served, during its annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 26 at 1 p.m. 
The ceremony will be held at the village's Veterans Memorial at the Orland Park Village Center, 14700 S. Ravinia Avenue.

The Mobile Vets Center from the Department of Veterans Affairs will be in the Village Center parking lot on Memorial Day from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. These units serve as offices on wheels to help veterans and their families transition from military to civilian life. VA staff will be present to answer questions and to help veterans apply for VA health benefits.

"Veterans whose names are added to Orland Park's wall may be living or deceased," said Mayor Daniel McLaughlin. "It's especially touching when a veteran stands as his name is announced and the crowd applauds as his friends and family look on," the mayor added.

"We have different generations come to our Memorial and Veterans Day Ceremonies," McLaughlin said. "It's important for young people to realize all that our veterans have done to protect the many freedoms we enjoy," he added.

Members of Orland Park Cub Scout Pack 383 and Boy Scout Troop 383 will serve as an honor guard for the veterans.

Refreshments will be served in the Orland Park Civic Center immediately following the ceremony. For more information, call 708/403-6115.

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