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Memorial Day Observance

The public is invited to attend a joint Memorial Day Observance that will be held Monday, May 27 in both Hoffman Estates and Schaumburg.

The Hoffman Estates Memorial Ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. at the Hoffman Estates Veterans Memorial site located at 411 W. Higgins Road. Immediately following that event, the observance will move to Schaumburg for a 10:45 a.m. ceremony at the St. Peter Lutheran Church Cemetery, 202 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg. Following the outdoor ceremony, the observance will culminate with an indoor service beginning at 11:15 a.m.

Steven Lamp, President of the Schaumburg-Hoffman Estates Rotary Club, will serve as the master of ceremonies this year. Other event participants include the Spring Valley Concert Band; The Legends Choral Ensemble; Patrick Higgins bagpiper; honor guards from the Schaumburg & Hoffman Estates public safety departments; American Legion Post 1983 and VFW Post 2202; the American Sikh Community; and volunteers from the various Schaumburg and Hoffman Estates philanthropic organizations.

Following the observance, weather permitting, hot dogs and other refreshments will be served at the Picnic Grove at St. Peter Church. Participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs for seating. The original one-room schoolhouse located on the grounds at St. Peter has been fully restored as a museum and will be open to the public for tours during the picnic. Visit www.S-T-H-S.org for more details.

The Village of Schaumburg, the Village of Hoffman Estates, Schaumburg Township District Library, Schaumburg Township, Schaumburg Park District, Schaumburg Township Historical Society, and the Veterans’ Memorial Commission of Hoffman Estates are among the many partnering sponsors of this event.

For questions regarding the event, contact Special Events Coordinator Roxane Benvenuti at rbenvenuti@schaumburg.com.