Lockport, IL

Memorial Day service at Central Square

Adrian Holman

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The City of Lockport will be hosting a Memorial Day service and a public dedication ceremony at Central Square near the flagpole in downtown Lockport (222 E. 9th Street) at 10 AM CST. The Memorial Day service will be held rain or shine. In case of inclement weather, the service will be moved inside to the Village Hall at the same address. Anyone is free to attend the ceremony.

After the service the public dedication ceremony will commence. The public dedication ceremony is a new thing that the City of Lockport will be doing. The ceremony is called the Lockport Heroes Banner Program.

The Lockport Heroes Banner Program will consist of banners that were created by the Lockport Summer Art Series that will honor the accomplishments of people from the city that served in the military. The banners that were made will be displayed around Central Square and along 9th Street between Washington Street and State Street from Memorial Day until Veterans Day.

Hopefully, this new tradition remains because we need to recognize those who sacrificed their lives for the freedom of this nation. The Lockport Heroes Banner Program was created so that the recognition would be made public. Here is the concept explained by Lockport Mayor Steve Streit.

"The Lockport Heroes Banner Program is a fitting tribute to the brave men and women from Lockport who have served our country. We believe these banners will serve as a reminder of the sacrifices made by our servicemen and women to protect our freedom. The program has received widespread support from the community, with many residents already expressing gratitude for this initiative. We owe it to the heroes to honor their legacy and ensure that their sacrifices are never forgotten."

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