City of Chicago hosts Memorial Day commemoration at Daley Plaza

ByABC 7 Chicago Digital Team via WLS logo
Saturday, May 29, 2021
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A wreath laying ceremony was held Saturday morning at the eternal flame in Daley Plaza.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- The city of Chicago held a Memorial Day Commemoration Saturday morning at Daley Plaza in the Loop.

The senior enlisted leader of the U.S. Army, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael A. Grinston will served as keynote speaker.

The event was hosted by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

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Stacey Baca of ABC 7 Eyewitness News served as the emcee.

The event was not open to the general public to discourage people from attending due to the pandemic.

The ceremony was streamed live on Facebook: