101st Annual Elmhurst Memorial Day Parade – Elmhurst BMW Dealer
It’s nearly Memorial Day, and that means it’s almost time for the 101stAnnual Elmhurst Memorial Day Parade, which takes place on Monday, May 27. The parade begins at 9:30 a.m. at Elmhurst City Centre at Third and York. From there, the marchers will make their way to the Elmhurst Veterans Memorial in Wilder Park. After the parade, all are welcome to attend the military ceremony at Wilder Park. At Elmhurst BMW, we look forward to the parade, and we remember those who gave their lives for our country.
This year, the parade will be led by Lori Tompos, the first woman to serve as the parade’s Grand Marshal. A resident of Elmhurst, Lori is a United States Army Captain who is a Desert Storm and Gulf War combat veteran. Members of the Kiwanis Club of Elmhurst will once again serve as Parade Marshals, aided by Veterans from Elmhurst College. Look for their giant U.S. flag, which has long been a parade favorite.
This year, the Elmhurst Memorial Day Parade will feature 90 entries, including retired military officers from the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard. Also marching are five color guards, members of American Legion THB Post 187, military vehicles and Civil War re-enactors in costume.
After the parade, meet at the Elmhurst Veterans Memorial for the Post-Parade Military Ceremony, which will feature a speech by Elmhurst Mayor Steve Morley, the laying of wreaths and a traditional Three-Round Volley. Music will be provided by the Antioch Brass Quintet, bagpiper Brian Costello, the Chorus of DuPage and Men of Spirito!.
The Elmhurst Memorial Day Parade is presented by the Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce & Industry, in cooperation with the City of Elmhurst, the Elmhurst Park District and Elmhurst veterans organizations.
Date and Time:
Monday, May 27, 9:30-11 a.m.
The parade begins at the Elmhurst City Centre at Third and York and will end at the Elmhurst Veterans Memorial in Wilder Park, where the Post-Parade Military Ceremony will be held.
Admission to the parade is free.