Hinsdale will remember its fallen veterans with a procession and ceremony by American Legion Post 250 on Memorial Day, May 27.

Events include a procession that begins at 10 a.m. at Third and Washington streets with area veterans, Scout troops and village officials among those who will march north on Washington, across the railroad to Memorial Building, 19 E. Chicago Ave.

The post invited students from area middle and high schools to submit essays and present speeches they could deliver at the ceremony.

For the second year in a row, Aiste Austrevicius, an eighth grader at Gower Middle School, will give a speech, along with Brandon Walker, a seventh grader from Hinsdale Middle School.

Four students from Gower Middle School also will read the essays they wrote and post officials chose for the ceremony.

Although the post asked students from numerous middle and high schools in the area to participate, the only essays came from Gower, said Tom Lynch, post adjutant.

World War II veteran George Hogrewe, a former post commander who served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Detroit, will read the poem, “In Flanders Fields,” written by John McCrae during the first World War.

To start the day, Post 250 will hold a short ceremony at 7 a.m. at the Bronswood Cemetery, 3805 Madison St., in Oak Brook, less than a mile north of Ogden Avenue.

Lynch has invited buglers from Hinsdale Central High School’s band to play echo taps at both ceremonies.


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