Homewood and Flossmoor residents gathered on Monday, May 30, in both villages to pay respects to those who have died in the service of the nation. The Homewood ceremony at 10:30 a.m. was conducted by the Wally Burns Chapter of the VFW, led by Commander John Beele. Musicians with James[Read More…]
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Memorial Day in pandemic mode. Thornton Distillery offers free hand sanitizer. Recent COVID-19 statistics.
Homewood’s Fourth of July parade has been canceled for this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Same for garage sales. Veterans interview show offered as some compensation for canceled Memorial Day parade. Health officials continue to tout use of face coverings but not gloves as personal protection for the general[Read More…]
Memorial Day weekend will be an opportunity not only to memorialize those who have served the country but to help those who are still living and in need. The 10th annual Greater HF Memorial Open golf tournament will take place Friday, May 24, at Coyote Run Golf Course, 800 Kedzie Ave. in[Read More…]
John Beele’s signed commemorative World War II flag is destined for a museum, but he’s not ready to turn it over just yet. The flag has been signed by dozens of Iwo Jima veterans and by the Associated Press photographer who took the icon photo of the second flag raising[Read More…]