Park Forest Memorial Day Observances 2011 (Video/Photos)

Honor guard prepares
The honor guard prepares before Monday’s Memorial Day observance on the Park Forest Village Green. More photographs are available here. (Photo: Gary Kopycinski)

Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)– Memorial Day ceremony in DownTown Park Forest, May 30, 2011. Hosted by Park Forest. VFW Post 3579, Mr. Bill Patterson, served as master of ceremonies for the event which included an opening an closing prayer by Rabbi Leo Wolkow, Rabbi Emeritus of Temple B’Nai Yehuda Beth Sholom in Homewood.

Village Manager Tom Mick, USMC retired, spoke, as did Mayor John Ostenburg.

In contrast to Sunday’s thunderstorms, chill and steel gray skies, Monday was sunny, warm, with a strong wind throughout the ceremony that gave life to all flags flying on the Village Green.

Photographs from the event are available here.