Chicago honors the fall with a 2023 Memorial Day Parade and a Wreath-Laying Ceremony

Saturday, May 27 2023 17:26

CHICAGO (WLS) — Chicago remembers the fall this weekend.

Huge crowds are expected to gather in the city center to honor all the men and women who have sacrificed in defending and protecting the country.

The annual Memorial Day Parade begins at noon from State and Lake Streets.

This year's Grand Marshal was Major General Rodney Boyd. The Assistant Adjutant General and Chicago native is the highest-ranking person of color in the history of the Illinois National Guard.

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A wreath-laying ceremony takes place before the parade at 11 a.m. at Daley Plaza's perpetual flame.

The Chicago Memorial Day Parade is one of the largest in the country. It was approved by Congress starting in 1947.

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