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Record Roundup: Memorial Day observances return to in-person formats this year

Several North Shore communities in The Record’s coverage area will honor and mourn this Memorial Day military members who have died in the line of duty.

Wilmette, Winnetka and Glencoe are planning observances the morning of Monday, May 31. Kenilworth held a parade and event on Sunday, May 23.

While the COVID-19 pandemic forced many villages to cancel or alter their ceremonies in 2020, in-person events are returning this year and are detailed below.


A Memorial Day observance ceremony will be hosted at 11 a.m. Monday, May 31, on the Wilmette Village Hall green, outside the east side of the building. According to the village, the event is planned in partnership with members of American Legion Post 143, a post in Morton Grove that merged with the Wilmette legion in 2020.

Village officials are encouraging members of the community to attend and “observe this important occasion.” 


Winnetka’s Memorial Day ceremony will “remember and honor those who gave their lives serving our country.” 

The event will begin at 10 a.m. at Village Green. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, there will not be a parade before the ceremony this year, village officials said. 

Village Green will be split into four sections, “with a limited number of attendees in each section to maintain social distancing.” Those interested in attending must register in advance for the section they hope to be in. 


Glencoe’s Memorial Day ceremony will start at 11 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, 299 Vernon Ave. 

According to the village, this year’s ceremony will include a “special program by the Village and Glencoe Historical Society, flag raising and more to honor those who lost their lives in service to the United States.”

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