Downers Grove Township

In honor of Flag Day, June 14, Downers Grove Township, American Legion Post #391 of Lombard, and American Legion Orchestra hosted a Flag Day Celebration at Oak Crest & Oak Hill Cemeteries.

A respectful ceremony was offered with words by DuPage Co. Sheriff Jim Mendrick and our guest speaker Lois Sterba from Downers Grove Historical Society. She is also a founding member of the Oak Crest & Oak Hill Foundation Board. Lois Sterba spoke about the history of Flag Day, also called the National Flag Day, in the United States, a day honoring the national flag, observed on June 14. The holiday commemorates the date in 1777 when the United States approved the design for its first national flag.

Also speaking were Post Commanders Robert Corbino and Jack Novak of American Legion Post #391. The ceremony was accompanied by the wonderful performance of patriotic music by the American Legion Orchestra and closing sounds of bagpipes playing Amazing Grace.

Downers Grove Township would like to thank all who attended and made this wonderful event possible. Thank you so much for honoring the veterans buried at our historic Oak Crest & Oak Hill Cemeteries! Also, we must thank the many volunteers who spent many hours working to care for these heroes who have protected our nation. These cemeteries are an important part of the history of the United States and to the families of Downers Grove Township.

For more information on Oak Hill and Oak Crest Cemeteries, please contact Downers Grove Township Supervisor’s office at 630.719.6610.


American Legion Post Color-Guard receives and raises the American flag.
DuPage County Sheriff Jim Mendrick welcomes community residents and guests of Flag Day celebration.
Local historian Lois Sterba speaks on the biography of Oak Hill cemeteries and significance of National Flag Day.
Members of American Legion Orchestra performing patriotic songs.
Beautiful ceremony to bring honor to our Veterans at Oak Hill and Oak Crest Cemetery.
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