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Memorial Day Ceremony

Monday, May 25, 2020
09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Online Ceremony
Arlington Heights, IL 60004


As we observe COVID precautions, we remain committed to the purpose of Memorial Day – to honor and remember our Nation’s Fallen Heroes.

Towards this hallowed purpose, Arlington Heights has recorded a special Memorial Day Ceremony video.  It contains most parts of our traditional Memorial Day Ceremony with some added features.  The speakers for our 2020 Memorial Day Ceremony include:

  • Tom Hayes, US Army veteran and Mayor of Arlington Heights

  • Brigadier General Kris A. Belanger, Commanding General, 85th Support Command

  • Guillaume Lacroix, Consul General of France to the Midwest

All three speakers have messages that are quite moving.

At the end of the video, we have assembled the “Remembering Our Veterans” photos from 2012 to 2019.  These photos capture all the veterans and active duty personnel present at our Memorial Day Ceremonies and at our Veterans Day events.  If you look carefully, you’ll likely see people you know. 

Please take the time to honor and remember our Fallen Heroes:


Honor our Fallen Heroes at the Memorial Day Ceremony – the true purpose of Memorial Day

Finally, please print, post and share the “Arlington Remembers PDF” sign – in your homes, businesses, everywhere.  The families of our Fallen Heroes and all veterans will deeply appreciate this remembrance of our Fallen Heroes.

You can see photos and videos from all Arlington Heights veterans events at: