CHICAGO (WLS) --The 100 Club of Chicago is honoring the families of fallen police officers, firefighters, and other first responders with a Family Day at Brookfield Zoo on Sunday, August 7, 2016. More than 260 families have been invited to attend the event.
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson and Chicago Fire Commissioner Jose Santiago, as well as members of other jurisdictions from across the Chicagoland area, will be on hand to meet the families. There will also be a procession led by police motorcade, Honor Guards and Pipes & Drums saluting the family members. The ceremonies begin at 11:00 a.m.
The 100 Club of Chicago is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2016. Joe Ahern, CEO of the 100 Club of Chicago, joined ABC 7 live from the Brookfield Zoo to talk about the Family Day.
Event: 4th Annual 100 Club of Chicago Family Day at Brookfield Zoo
Date: Sunday, August 7, 2016
Hours: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Address: 8400 W 31st St, Brookfield, IL 60513
Admission: Free for 100 Club family members. The event is exclusive to 100 Club of Chicago family members The zoo will remain open to the public. You can become a member of the 100 Club of Chicago or make a donation at 100clubchicago.org
LINKS: http://www.100clubchicago.org/, https://www.czs.org/Brookfield-ZOO/Home