Memorial Day 2021
The Memorial Day Parade Committee has announced that members of VFW Post 3873, American Legion Post 43, and the Naperville Municipal Band will again conduct Memorial Day observance activities on Monday, May 31, 2021. The day’s events will begin at 9:00 am with a short parade comprised of military veterans that will start at the VFW Post and end at the Dandelion Fountain on Jackson Avenue. There will be a brief memorial ceremony at the Dandelion Fountain followed by additional ceremonies at many military memorials around Naperville including the Shanower Memorial, Naperville Cemetery, Veterans Park, Ss Peter and Paul Cemetery, and Burlington Square Park between 9:30 am and 11:30 am. The day’s activities will culminate at noon with a Memorial Day Observance Ceremony at Central Park.
For members of the community who plan to participate in this day of remembrance, by observing the veteran parade or attending ceremonies, please remember to comply with social distancing and mask directives.
We ask that residents help us observe Memorial Day this year by taking time to remember the significance of the day and to teach our youth that it is about more than BBQ’s, pool openings, and parades. We also ask that you participate in the National Moment of Remembrance, by observing one minute of silence at 3:00 pm for the many military veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice and lost their lives in service to our country, including the 114 residents of Naperville that died while on Active Duty.