Veterans

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.

  • 2015 Ceremony is scheduled for 11/11 at 11 a.m. For more information about this event please read the press release
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