Families Invited to Add Veterans’ Names to Orland Park’s Memorial Wall

Families Invited to Add Veterans’ Names to Orland Park’s Memorial Wall
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Families Invited to Add Veterans’ Names to Orland Park’s Memorial Wall

Those Wishing to Add Veteran’s Name to Orland Park Memorial Wall Must do so by May 1

The Village of Orland Park hosts ceremonies each Memorial Day and Veterans Day and invites area families to add their veterans’ names to the Village’s granite walls bordering the Village’s Veterans Memorial, Ara Pace – Place of Peace.

Memorial Day will be observed on Monday, May 31 with a ceremony at the memorial located in the Village Center at 14700 South Ravinia Avenue.

It is during the Memorial and Veterans Day Ceremonies that the newly added veterans’ names are announced as the veteran and their family and friends stand and are recognized.

Orland Park Veterans Memorial Wall. Photo courtesy of the Village of Orland Park Veterans Website

Orland Park Veterans Memorial Wall. Photo courtesy of the Village of Orland Park Veterans Website

The last day to add a veteran’s name to Orland Park’s granite memorial for this year’s Memorial Day Ceremony is May 1. The cost to add a name is $250 which covers the cost of engraving and maintenance of the memorial. Those who purchase engravings are also eligible for a reduced fee purchase of a Hometown Hero banner ($100 per banner purchased in conjunction with engraving).

Orland Park’s veterans memorial displays the engraved names of veterans, living and deceased, from across the country who served in all branches and in all wars. Veterans do not have to live in Orland Park.

The form to add a veteran’s name is available on the Village’s website at www.orlandpark.org.  For more information, call Darryl Wertheim of the Village’s Veterans Commission at 708-403-6115.

Ray Hanania

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