The Village of Lombard holds our Veterans to the highest esteem and as such we celebrate and honor their contributions to our country. Each year we pay tribute to Lombard's Veterans with a  Memorial Day Ceremony at our Veterans' Memorial located in Sunken Garden in Madison Meadow Park. The Village also provides a "Welcome Home" program for Lombard-resident Veterans who have completed their time serving our country.

Memorial Day Ceremony

Each year, the Village hosts a Memorial Day Ceremony in the Sunken Garden at Madison Meadow Park on Memorial Day at Noon, to honor the service of Veterans and the memory of those who have paid the ultimate price. This annual event takes place on Memorial day, and features Veteran speakers, live musical performances, local leaders, a ceremonial bell ringing, and a cannon salute. The event follows with visits to area cemeteries where Lombard Veterans have been laid to rest. 

Veterans Memorial at Sunken Garden

The Veterans Memorial is located in a beautiful park, and is also known as "The Rock". This memorial includes a plaque of Lombardian Veterans that "Gave Their Lives for Our Country", and lists the names of service men and women who died during World War II and in Vietnam. The Sunken Garden is located at Lombard Common Park, near the intersection of Grace and Maple Streets. 

Veteran's Day 2016

The Village of Lombard will be holding its annual Veterans Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 11 at the Sunken Garden at Lombard Common Park, located near Grace and Maple Streets.

Deacon Frank Annerino from Sacred Heart Catholic Church will open the ceremony with an invocation and Lombard Village President Keith Giagnorio will welcome attendees. The keynote speaker will be Tom Zilla, a Lombard resident and recipient of the Bronze Star Medal for his service in Vietnam. Students from Glenbard East High School will be participating in the musical portion of the ceremony, performing the “The Star Spangled Banner” and “God Bless America”. Participating students include singers Haley Mott and Morgan Mott, and trumpet players Ryan Valdivia and Nathan Flores.

In an effort to remember the outstanding courage and commitment to freedom made by our veterans, Giagnorio invites all residents, especially local scout troops and families, to attend the event to pay tribute to those who have given and continue to give so much for our freedoms. Residents interested in sitting during the short ceremony are invited to bring lawn chairs. For residents who are unable to attend the ceremony, Giagnorio encourages them to honor veterans on Veterans Day at 11 a.m., by taking a moment to remember their service and sacrifice in a special way at that time.

The event is organized by Lilac VFW Post 5815 and the Village of Lombard. For more, contact Communications Coordinator Avis Meade at (630)620-5718.

Welcome Home Veterans

The Village of Lombard provides a program to welcome home veterans returning from their completed tour of service. This program the help of Local VFW Lilac Post 5815, Lombard Police, Lombard Fire, Village Staff and Elected Officials to properly welcome Veterans home to Lombard. If you know of a Veteran of the American Military returning home from service, please fill out the following form so the Village can properly welcome home its Veterans. More Information

DuPage County Veterans Assistance

The DuPage County Veterans Assistance provides helpful emergency financial assistance to DuPage resident Veterans and their families. Some of those services include the below list and additional information can be found on the County's website.
  • Mortgage or rent payments
  • Utility payments
  • Emergency medical prescription
  • VA Medical Transportation Needs
  • Burial Expenses
  • Work/Home related expenses
  • Food/Family essentials
  • Auto Expenses