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Hinsdale Memorial Day includes procession, ceremonies

The Hinsdale American Legion Post 250 has several activities planned for Memorial Day on Monday, May 26.

The day will begin with a ceremony at 7 a.m. at Bronswood Cemetery, 3805 Madison St., Oak Brook, including a reading of names of residents killed serving their country and a rifle salute.

A procession honoring fallen servicemen and women will begin at 10 a.m. in Hinsdale. The starting point is at Third and Garfield streets (different this year because of the construction on First Street). The parade will move west on Third to Washington Street and then turn north and cross the railroad tracks to Memorial Hall on Chicago Avenue.

Hinsdale Central High School band and chorale groups will perform. Boy Scout, Girl Scout troops and all youth organizations are invited to participate in the procession.

The ceremony at Memorial Hall, which was built in 1928 to honor those who died in the military, is expected to start about 10:30 a.m. It will include placing a wreath on the memorial in the hall and reading the names of people from Hinsdale who died in military service. Their names are inscribed on the wall in Memorial Hall.

Taps will be played and a rifle salute fired.

All are invited to attend the ceremonies. In the event of severe weather, the ceremonies will be canceled.

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