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Posted on: October 5, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Firefighters Silent Parade

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Chicago Avenue

Friday, October 14, 2022

Beginning in Hinsdale at 7:00 p.m.

This parade, which officially closes Fire Prevention Week, is a dedication to the firefighters and civilians who have lost their lives due to fires. The parade, originating in Hinsdale, proceeding west and terminating at Route 53 in Lisle, will feature department vehicles from several surrounding villages. All vehicles will display lights only. No sirens will be sounded.

In Clarendon Hills, people may assemble along Chicago Avenue to view the parade and pay tribute by holding a flashlight as the cortege passes at approximately 7:10 p.m. The best place to view the parade is from the Clarendon Hills Middle School, 301 Chicago Avenue; Clarendon Hills Park District, 315 Chicago Avenue; or Notre Dame Church parking lot, 64 Norfolk Avenue.  

A brief ceremony will be held at the Hinsdale Fire Department to begin the parade. The parade route ends at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1101 Kimberly Way (two blocks south of Route 53 and Maple Avenue), Lisle, at approximately 7:45 p.m.

For further information contact Gina Barr, Administrative Assistant, at the Downers Grove Fire Department at 630.434.5990, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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