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Respect. Honor. Remember.

Chicago's Memorial Day Parade

Chicago's Memorial Day Parade honors all men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country.

The Wreath Laying Ceremony will begin at 11am at the Eternal Flame on Daley Plaza (Dearborn and Washington Streets). The parade will step off at noon and proceed south on State Street from Lake Street to Van Buren Street.

The City of Chicago will give special recognition to our fallen heroes and their survivors at the annual Wreath Laying Ceremony and Memorial Day Parade. Gold Star family members are identified by the Gold Star Lapel Pin and the Next of Kin Lapel Pin that are presented to families who have lost a loved one in the United States Armed Forces to combat operations or while on active duty. Approved by Congress beginning in 1947, the Gold Star Pins are not an award, but symbols of honor worn by family members in remembrance of their fallen loved ones and the ultimate sacrifice they made.

The Chicago parade is considered one of the largest Memorial Day parades in the nation. Since 1870, Memorial Day parades have graced the streets of Chicago.

 

Learn about the Gold Star Pins and watch a video at www.goldstarpins.org.

 

 

 

Dates:
Saturday, May 23, 2015

 

 

 

Hours:
Wreath Laying Ceremony begins @ 11 am; Parade begins @ 12 Noon

 

 

 

Location:
State St. from Lake St. to Van Buren
State St. & Lake St.
Chicago, IL 60602

 

 

 

Admission:
FREE

 

 

 

Accessibility:
The following services are available for persons with disabilities:

  • Accessible entrance, 77 E. Randolph St.
  • Accessible restroom facilities
  • Wheelchair loans, see information desk for availability
  • ASL interpreters are provided with 72 hours notice
  • Assisted Listening Devices available for public event

 

 

 

Public Transportation:
El: Pink, Orange, Green, Brown, Purple to Randolph; Blue to Washington; Red to Lake.
Bus: 3, 4, 6, 10, 14, 26, 143, 144, 146, 147, 151, 157.

Metra and South Shore to Millennium Station. 

For more travel information, visit www.transitchicago.com