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Winnetka resident Captain Austin Welch, of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, addresses the Memorial Day crowd Monday, May 27, at the Village Green in Winnetka. Photos by Mark Blank/22nd Century Media
Sophie Korman sings the national anthem.
Residents lined the streets for a parade.
The observance concluded with a ceremony under a flag at half-mast to honor service members who gave their lives defending the United States.
Christine Adams, Freelance Reporter
6:06 pm CDT May 28, 2019

While many Americans celebrated Memorial Day by grilling out and enjoying a day off work, Winnetkans opted for a more solemn commemoration at the 92nd annual Winnetka Memorial Day Observance.

The event, sponsored by the Winnetka Park District, Village of Winnetka and New Trier Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #4831, began at 10 a.m. with a parade down Elm Street.