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Memorial Day Program


The American Legion Post 690 is sponsoring a Memorial Day Parade and other related activities on Monday, May 27th beginning at 10:00 AM with a service at Hillside Cemetery on Smith Street in Palatine.


After a short ceremony at Hillside Cemetery, the parade will start at 10:15 AM at Cornell Avenue and Smith Street. The route will be north on Smith Street, east on Robertson Street, south on Brockway Street and then east on Wood Street to the Veterans Memorial in Community Park.


Following the parade at 11:00 AM there will be a short program at the Veterans Memorial, another ceremony at the Legion Memorial in Towne Square at 150 W. Palatine Road beginning at 12:15 PM, immediately followed by a final ceremony at Union Cemetery at 72-74 Greeley Street all in Palatine. Community members are invited to the American Legion across the street from Towne Square following the ceremonies.


The parade will include color guards of the Legion, Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion. Contingents from the Palatine Police and Fire Departments as well as community leaders and a number of youth groups will also participate. The Fremd High School Marching Band will be performing the National Anthem and other patriotic music during the parade and throughout the rest of the program.


Groups who would like to participate in the parade are asked to call the American Legion at 847-359-1606 after 1:00 PM on any day and leave their name, email and phone number. Requests can also be sent by email to A member of the parade committee will contact them and fill them in on the arrangements.


The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veteran’s organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest veterans service organization, committed to mentoring and sponsorship of youth programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting a strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.


The Palatine Chapter holds their monthly general meeting on the first Thursday of the month at 7:00 PM at the American Legion Hall on Palatine Road in Palatine. For further information on the American Legion, any of their sponsored events or for membership write to the American Legion, 122 West Palatine Road, Palatine, IL 60067,  or visit

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