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Memorial Day, a federal holiday celebrated each year on the last Monday in May, gives us a chance to remember those who have been lost while serving in the United States military.
The day originated after the Civil War to honor those who had died in battle, but now has grown to honor all those who have passed in the line of service to their country.
Memorial Day Parade
Glenview’s annual Memorial Day Parade will step of at 10 a.m. Monday, May 27, from the intersection of Depot and Grove streets. The parade will head east down Pine Street and turn south onto Glenview Road. The parade will end at the Veterans Memorial, where a ceremony will be held after the parade.
Show your patriotism
Take a few minutes and display a flag. If you don’t have a flag, purchase one from a local hardware store. On Memorial Day, the flag should be hung at half-staff until noon, when it should be raised to the top of the staff. Take a moment to remember the men and women who died serving in the United States Armed Forces, the reason we celebrate Memorial Day each year.
Honoring the fallen
In honor of Memorial Day, The Glenview Lantern is honoring the soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice. Below is a list (submitted by the Glenview History Center) of Glenview soldiers who have died while serving their country since World War I.
The Lantern salutes all those who have served and continue to serve their country.
Joseph M. Sesterhenn – Oct. 14, 1918
Howard S. Henderson – April 1, 1944
Oswald E. Asplundh, Jr. – April 22, 1944
Reinhardt Henry Sternberg – Oct. 26, 1944
Robert Charles Ostdick – Oct. 27, 1944
Charles Frederic Gordon – Nov. 1, 1944
Leonard P. Herriges – Nov. 16, 1944
Richard James Barber – Dec. 8, 1944
Horace Ralph Brown – February 1945
Edmund Lyons Leach – March 3, 1945
Alfred Frank Schneider – April 21, 1945
Michael J. Dermody – July 19, 1945
Truman E. Rose – July 24, 1945
Charles August Newman – Aug. 19, 1951
John Taylor Filpi – Jan. 30, 1967
Stephen Haig De Merjian – Jan. 8, 1969
Patrick James Connor – Sept. 9, 1970
Marcus Eugene Arneson – May 21, 1971
Kenneth Thomas Keller – Oct. 8, 1991
Brian Matthew Kennedy – March 21, 2003
Christopher Edward Zimny – Jan. 31, 2005