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Nation’s war dead honored at Memorial Day parade, ceremony

With American flags in hand, hundreds of community members lined the streets of Homewood Monday to watch the annual Memorial Day parade and pay homage to the nation’s fallen service men and women Many veteran groups marched and waved in the parade, followed by the Homewood police and fire departments. Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts also participated in the event and gave American flags to members of the crowd lining the street.

Winter events


  • Flossmoor Business Association open house, 5 to 7 p.m., downtown Flossmoor.


  • Holiday Lights in Homewood, 5 to 9 p.m., Ridge Road and Martin Avenue downtown. Shopping, carousel, mulled wine, cookies, ice sculpture, music, antique car parade.
  • Tree-lighting ceremony with Santa Claus, 7 p.m., Irwin Park.


  • Janet Gustafson’s gingerbread village tours, 3 to 6 p.m. Register at


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