Memorial Day was marked on Monday throughout the Chicago area with events such as a wreath-laying ceremony in Grant Park in Chicago.
The events sought to remember and honor fallen service men and women and thank those who returned from combat.
Parades were held in several communities, including Arlington Heights, Glenview, Naperville, Wilmette, Plainfield and Aurora.
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Tuskegee Airmen were honored at Oak Hill Cemetery in Chicago.