Everyone - veterans and non-veterans, Jewish or non-Jewish - are invited to attend. For more information, click here.
Post 54 Hosts a Memorial Day Ceremony at Oakridge Jewish Cemetery
Memorial Day was honored on Sunday, May 30, 2021, by members of JWV Post 54, Lombard, IL, with members of posts 29 and 89, National Commander Jeff Sachs, and guests in attendance, at Oakridge Jewish Cemetery, Hillside, IL.
A brief service was led by Bruce Mayor, former commander of Post 54, and soon to be installed commander of the Department of Illinois. Prayers for our honored service personnel and the State of Israel were spoken, and concluded with the playing of Taps. Commander Mayor spoke of the history of Memorial Day, formerly called Decoration Day. He emphasized that Memorial Day is not to be observed as a joyous occasion, but rather a solemn day of remembrance.
Following the service, members and guests placed flags on the graves of identified veterans.
It was a beautiful sunny day to remember and honor our veterans who gave their lives, on days that were not so beautiful, in defense of our nation.
A GoFundMe page has been established to collect donations for the Oakridge Memorial. Click here for the GoFundMe page. Checks may be payable, and sent, to: JWV Dept of IL, PO Box 3521, Glen Ellyn, IL 60138.