The Village of Lisle is commemorating Memorial Day on Monday, May 28, 2018, with a number of activities and special tributes to honor those in the armed services who have paid the ultimate price while serving our country.
Among the events will be a parade, two ceremonies and a picnic that are all open to the public.
Memorial Day at a Glance
- Memorial Day Parade - 11:00 a.m.
- Veterans Remembrance Ceremony - Approximately 11:30 a.m.
- Ross Bishop VFW Post #5696 Ceremony – Approximately 11:45 a.m.
- 12th Annual Community Picnic – Immediately following the Ross Bishop VFW Post #5696 Ceremony
2018 Memorial Day Parade Route
The Memorial Day parade will begin at 11:00 a.m. at Lisle Junior High School, 5211 Center Avenue. The parade route will proceed down Main Street and end at the Lisle Veterans Memorial, 4721 Center Avenue, where a remembrance ceremony will take place. Spectators are invited to walk in the parade, along with any veterans. Frank Nipper, WWII Navy Veteran, will serve as the parade’s Grand Marshal.
Memorial Day Ceremonies and Picnic
A Veterans Remembrance Ceremony will take place at approximately 11:30 a.m. at the Lisle Veterans Memorial, 4721 Center Avenue. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held at the Lisle Cemetery, 979 Ogden Avenue. This ceremony will be attended by Lisle’s Mayor Chris Pecak, Lisle-Woodridge Fire Protection District Chief Keith Krestan, Boy Scout Troop #108, retired Colonel Brett Nila, U.S.A. and the Lisle High School varsity singers.
Following the Veterans Remembrance Ceremony, attendees are invited to watch the Ross Bishop VFW Post #5696 Ceremony, which will take place at approximately 11:45 a.m. at the Lisle Cemetery.
Once the ceremonies have completed, the 12th annual Community Picnic will begin on the grounds of the Museums at Lisle Station Park, 921 School Street. The picnic is open to the public and admission is free.
The commuter parking lot will be designated as the pickup area for participants after the ceremony and for event parking. There will be extra handicap parking available at the Bank of America on Center Avenue and at Lisle Village Hall, 925 Burlington Avenue.
Reminder About Proper Flag Etiquette
Residents and parade participants are reminded to be aware of proper flag etiquette during the Memorial Day events. During the playing of the National Anthem – while facing the flag and watching the parade – at the moment the flag passes, persons in uniform should render the military salute; members of the Armed Forces and Veterans who are not in uniform may render the military salute. All other attendees should face the flag and place their right hand over their heart. Men not in uniform should remove any headwear with their right hand and hold it at the left shoulder with their hand over their heart. If the flag is not in sight during the playing of the National Anthem, attendees should face the source of the music.
The Village of Lisle extends heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to all of the men and women who have served, and are currently serving our country in the armed forces. Commemorative bricks are available for purchase to honor these men and women. For more information, visit www.lislepartnersforparks.org/lisleveteransmemorial.