Mount Prospect’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #1337 and American Legion Post #525 are gearing up for the “Centennial edition” of their annual Memorial Day parade and Lions Park memorial service for fallen service members on Monday, May 29, and they are seeking additional participants, particularly youth groups. Each year, hundreds of local residents and families turn out to watch the Village’s veterans march and ride, followed by the Prospect High School Band, members of the Mount Prospect Lions Club and scores of Scouts, Indian Guides and others.
“We welcome all civic groups to join us for the parade and memorial service, but especially young folks who can be educated on the meaning of this occasion,” said John “Dutch” DeGroot, Service Officer for American Legion Post 525 and VFW Post 1337.
The parade will kick off at 9:45 a.m. from Village Hall at the intersection of Emerson Street and Busse Avenue. Following the parade, there will be a memorial service held at the Veterans Memorial Band Shell. For more information about participating and helping to remind the community about our fallen service members’ sacrifices, contact Dutch DeGroot at 847/814-2585.