Memorial Weekend Service

All are invited to attend the Third Annual Community Park District Memorial Weekend Service on Sunday, May 28th at 1:00 pm.  The event will be held at the Veterans Memorial Plaza at the corner of Oak & Sherwood in La Grange Park.

The event includes a military salute presented by the Robert E. Coulter Jr., American Legion Post 1941, singing by the Forte Choir from Park Junior HS and a wreath presentation by Boy Scout Troop 111.

The names of the veterans/active duty personnel that have been installed in our Plaza since last Memorial Day will be recognized.

There will be students from Lyons Township HS available to assist anyone requiring special needs.

The parking lot adjacent to the Memorial will be unavailable due to the construction at Memorial Park.  Parking will be available across the street at the bank and in the north end of the Jewel lot.

We look forward to seeing you there and continuing with our tradition of honoring our military veterans and active duty personnel.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact, Jim Zwit, Veterans Memorial Community Representative at 708-712-2692 or email

Our List of Contributors

The Community Park District Board of Commissioners and its Veterans Memorial Committee salute all donors who have already contributed to the Veterans Memorial Fund.

Veterans Memorial

The Veterans Memorial was dedicated on September 20, 2014.  Our Memorial is unlike many Memorials in that it will continue to grow each year as memorial bricks are purchased and place in the Memorial Plaza.  The Community Park District of La Grange Park's Veterans Memorial was built to honor ALL active duty and military veterans whether they served in times of conflict or times of peace.  We feel that it is important to recognize all of our men and women who have served or are now serving because they never knew what tomorrow would bring as they protected America.  There is no better way to honor your favorite active duty or military veteran than by placing a brick in his or her honor in our Plaza. 

Memorial bricks can be purchased by submitting an order form from the link below. If you have any questions you can call the park district office at 708-354-4580 and speak with Amanda Kennedy.  Orders received before January 31, 2017 will be recognized at a ceremony on Memorial Day weekend in 2017. 

Something New:  In response to community requests, donors who have purchased a memorial brick for the plaza will have the opportunity to buy a replica brick that can be given as a gift or kept for their own special memorial.  Special prices for replica bricks are as follows: 
4 x 8 Bricks are $60 and 8 x 8 Bricks are $75.  Brick orders will be placed twice during the year, with January 31 and June 30 deadlines for all orders.  A replica brick order form can be found by clicking the link below. 

Brick Order Form

Veterans Brick Locations

Click here for a video that ran on ABC on Memorial Day 2014 discussing our Veterans Memorial

  • Office Location

    1501 Barnsdale Road
    La Grange Park, IL 60526
  • Office Hours

    Mon - Fri 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    Saturday - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Sunday - Closed