Memorial Day

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) Ross Bishop Memorial Post #5696 will present the Village of Lisle Memorial Day Parade and Community Picnic on Monday, May 27, 2019. The parade will begin at 10:00 a.m. at Lisle Junior High School and proceed down Main Street to School ending at the Lisle Veterans Memorial.

There will be a short ceremony at the Memorial and then again at the Lisle Cemetery. A FREE community picnic will immediately follow on the grounds of The Museums at Lisle Station Park.

This special event will honor those who have served and sacrificed for our freedom. This event is made possible by the support of VFW Ross Bishop Memorial Post #5696, Lisle Park District, Village of Lisle, Lisle Police Department, Lisle Community Unit School District 202, Lisle Woodridge Fire Protection District, Lisle Area Chamber and Lisle Convention and Visitors Bureau.

There will be no access to Main Street during the parade or ceremony. There will be extra handicap parking available at the Bank of America on Center and the Lisle Village Hall.

Sponsor contributions will help underwrite the cost of the parade brochure and the American Flags that will be distributed along the parade route, as well as the picnic supplies. Please complete the Sponsor Sheet return to the Lisle Park District no later than Friday, April 19th to assure your business is acknowledged in the parade brochure and on site signage.

If you would like to participate in the parade, please send in the participation form. There is no cost to walk in the parade. The deadline for sending in your parade participation form is Friday, April 19th.

Parade participant Information: If you are participating in the parade, please arrive at the Lisle Junior High no later than 9:30 a.m. on May 27, 2019 to receive your spot and line up. Please use the Schiesher Elementary School lots for parking and as a drop off location. The Schiesher Parking lot across from the school has a sidewalk participants can follow to the Jr. High parking lot for parade line up.

Participant drop off information: Traffic pattern this year at the Junior High School is as follows: Jonquil and Center streets will become one-way (eastbound and northbound). There will be access to the parade area only from Jonquil, not from the north on Center St. Also, there will be a designated drop-off lane. Please be sure to advise people dropping off parade participants, they cannot leave their vehicle when dropping-off. We must keep traffic flowing. There will be no drop-off allowed in the Junior High School parking lot, nor will parking in the lot be permitted. This is for the safety of the parade participants.

Should you have any questions prior to parade, please contact Wendy Nadeau, Program, Rental & Office Manager at the Lisle Park District, at 630.353.4303 or wnadeau@lisleparkdistrict.org.

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