Veterans Saluted for Service at Orland Park Ceremony

Eighteen new names of veterans were added to the village's memorial this year for the annual Veterans Day Ceremony.

Orland Park residents and other supporters came together Sunday to acknowledge veterans at Ara Pace, the veteran's memorial whose name means "place of peace." Led by Mayor Dan McLaughlin, the brief but beautiful ceremony honored veterans and their service to our country for Veterans Day.

Please visit our photogallery and see the moving tributes made to our men and women in the military and the those who served before them.

A new photo gallery of local veterans is now on display inside the Frederick T. Owens Village Hall.

Orland Park added the names of the following veterans to the Veterans Memorial:

  • John Smerek
  • Terrance L. Chenore
  • Malcome C. Lynn
  • Terrence P. Lynn III
  • Jonathan J. Lynn
  • James J. Lynn
  • Elmer Johnson
  • Calvin L. Wilberger
  • Joseph J. Jana
  • Thomas J. Murphy
  • Lawrence E. Murphy
  • Edwin P. Manowsky
  • John J. Long
  • Robert F. McGarry
  • Arthur J. Schmakel
  • Robert A. Krugley
  • Joseph A. Mooha
  • Andrew H. Mooha

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Thomas Ryan November 12, 2012 at 05:34 PM
I would like to be included in next years event. Ryan, Thomas E. Corporal U.S.M.C. 15177 Grandview Dr Orland Park, iL 60467 708 460 5820
Thomas Ryan November 12, 2012 at 05:35 PM
Ben Feldheim November 12, 2012 at 06:40 PM
Thomas, contact Gail Blummer with the Orland Park Veterans Commission. gblummer@orland-park.il.us, 708-403-6203


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