Mokena Pays Homage to Its Fallen

VFW Post No. 725 and residents honor those who have fought for American freedom with three-part ceremony and parade on Memorial Day in Mokena.

Before the barbecues, picnics and pool parties, Mokena residents set aside time Monday, May 28 to honor their friends, family and other Mokena residents who served in the armed services and fell in the line of duty.

Members of  led a three-part ceremony beginning at St. Mary's Cemetery at 10 a.m., where residents stood among veterans, Knights of Columbus and Marching Griffins and Color Guard. The ceremony then moved to Pioneer Cemetery before concluding at St. John's Cemetery. A member of the VFW read the names of those who had given the ultimate sacrifice, and the reading was capped off with a gun salute. 

patrick markham May 29, 2012 at 02:36 PM
Will County Sheriff , Flag, Wreath , It is my pleasure to THANK all those that came out and joined so many of our WW2 Vets at Smith Crossing. Mr Moustis, Mr. Cory Singer, Margo McDermed, John Troy, and of course all who attended , participated ... Semper Fi. Patrick Markham
Lauren Traut May 29, 2012 at 07:04 PM
Thanks for adding your photos, Patrick!


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