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Staff Report
12:22 am CDT May 24, 2019

In annual patriotic fashion, the Village of Winnetka will observe Memorial Day on Monday, May 27, with its 92st annual parade and ceremony throughout town. 

The parade kicks off at 10 a.m. from the corner of Glendale and Elm streets and heads east to the Village Green. A ceremony immediately follows on the green around 10:30 a.m.

The honored speaker at the ceremony is Army helicopter pilot Captain Austin Welch, of Winnetka. He graduated as Cadet First Captain from West Point and serves in the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment. 

This year’s program also includes singing patriotic songs, area Boy and Girl Scouts presenting the laying of the wreath at the cenotaph, the military guest speakers and the reading of names of Winnetka residents lost during times of conflict followed by a VFW Honor Guard salute and the playing of Taps. 

In case of inclement weather, an indoor ceremony will be held in the auditorium at The Skokie School, 520 Glendale Ave., Winnetka.

This event is sponsored by the Winnetka Park District, the Village of Winnetka, New Trier Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #4831, the local U.S. Coast Guard and units from Great Lakes Naval Training Center. 

For more information, visit winpark.org/memorial-day-parade.