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Photos by Rhonda Holcomb/22nd Century Media Nick Peters (left) and Michael Jonscher place a wreath during the annual Memorial Day ceremony Monday, May 27, in Wilmette.
The Jones family (left to right), of Wilmette, Ian, 7, Ava, 4, Dana, Nick and Oscar the boxer, 8. The Jones Family of Wilmette waits for the parade to arrive…Ian (7), Ava (4 1/2, Dana, Nick and Oscar the Boxer (8).
Richard Meneghello (center), of Wilmette, a Korean War veteran, salutes while his wife, Mary, and Eric Peters, 17, of Glenview, look on.
Russ McManus, an Air Force veteran from the Korean War, and his wife, Carol, Edison Park American Legion 541, ride a motorcycle. Russ (Air Force Korea) and Carol McManus of Edison Park American Legion 541.
Wilmette Community Band performs.
Alexa Burnell, Freelance Reporter
5:59 pm CDT May 27, 2019
The annual Wilmette Memorial Day Parade, held on Monday, May 27, encouraged all to put the barbecues aside and remember that the three-day weekend is truly about paying respect to those who made the ultimate sacrifice.