Thank you to all who came out to show their respect for all of our veterans, and especially for those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Giving one’s life for a just cause is going above and beyond the call of duty…giving your life for freedom is heavenly. A special thanks goes out to the owner’s of Calumet Park (yes, privately owned and proud of it), all the grounds crew, the family service department and to the administrative departments. It took a team effort to make Calumet Park Cemetery look so beautiful and a great deal of planning and execution for the weekend to go so smoothly. We received nothing but compliments from the thousands who entered these hallowed gates during the past three days. God gave us a weekend of wonderful weather, and your showing up made it a successful weekend of remembering.
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On Saturday evening, May 28 at dusk Calumet Park Cemetery will host its annual fireworks display, free to the community. This year, for the first 200 that request a lantern, Calumet Park will provide a lantern for a group release. This will happen just prior to the start of the fireworks. The idea of this release will be for people to write a thought or a feeling for a loved one that was left unspoken onto their lantern and release the mini “hot air balloon” towards the heavens. It is a symbolic way of communicating our love for those who have gone before us.