Add Vets' Names to Orland Park's Memorial By October 12th for Veterans' Day

Add Vets' Names to Orland Park's Memorial By October 12th for Veterans' Day
Posted on 09/09/2016

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

"Orland Park's ceremonies have become a local tradition," said Mayor Dan McLaughlin who emcees each of the observances. "We gather as a community to remember those who have served our country, those who made the ultimate sacrifice and those whose names we are adding to the village's memorial."

Veterans Day will be observed on Friday, November 11 with an 11 a.m. ceremony at the memorial located in the Village Center at 14700 South Ravinia Avenue.

The last day to add a veteran's name to Orland Park's granite memorial for this year's Veterans Day Ceremony is Wednesday, October 12. The cost to add a name is $250 which covers the cost of engraving and maintenance of the memorial. Veterans may be living or deceased and do not have to live in Orland Park.

"It's very touching when we announce the names of the newly added veterans," the mayor said. "Veterans who are still with us proudly stand and wave and family and friends stand for those who have passed away."

Forms to add veterans' names can be found at the link below. They are also available at the Village Hall, 14700 South Ravinia Avenue.