Arlington Heights area Veterans participate in Military Service for Veteran while on Glueckert Funeral Home Tour of National Cemetery.

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On Sept. 14, Veterans, their family members and friends, took part in the 6th annual coach bus tour of Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Illinois. The annual day trip is sponsored by the Glueckert Family of Glueckert Funeral Home in Arlington Heights. With their service, Veterans earn burial services and benefits at a National Cemetery for themselves and their spouse. Many Veterans are unaware of this very important and valuable earned benefit that can save thousands of dollars in burial service for families of Veterans. 

The trip began with a brief presentation from John Glueckert, Jr. explaining the benefits Veterans are eligible for and the importance of having a copy of Veteran’s Discharge papers- DD-214 always accessible. He also explained how to apply for a Presidential Memorial Certificate, how to be included in the Illinois History Project and the burial cost savings available to Veterans when their burial takes place in a National Cemetery. This annual trip and tour is part of the Glueckert Funeral Home’s ongoing efforts to their “Honoring their Lives and Legacy” commitment to inform, educate and support veterans and their families.

This year our guests had the honor of providing Military Honors, rifle volley, a bugler playing Taps and a committal service for a US Marine Corps veteran that had been in the care of the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. Volunteers from our bus tour acted as pall bearers for the unknown veteran.  Matt Bennett, Manager at Glueckert Funeral Home, led the committal service in a wonderful tribute to this man, whose identity was not known to any in attendance. but his service was celebrated and acknowledged by all.  “This Marine’s love for America, freedom and service to his country was beyond question”. Matt continued “These soldiers love America, so they spend long years in foreign lands far from her shores.  They revere freedom, yet they sacrifice their own freedom so that others may be free.  They defend their own right to live as individuals, yet yield their individuality in that cause and yet so bravely they ready themselves to die in the name of service to their country”.

The day continued with a guided tour from cemetery staff member, Chris Hill, who provided a history of the 1,000 acre cemetery, and explained how National Shrine standards are followed for every service. He shared that 15-28 casketed or Colombarium (cremated remains) burials occur each day. Honorably Discharged Veterans have the option of receiving Military Honors from their branch of the service or the Volunteer Honor Squad. The tour continued to sites including; gravesites, committal shelters, Colombaria and the beautifully manicured Memorial Walk. Guests were then invited to visit graves of family members, friends and fellow veterans. On the return commute, everyone enjoyed lunch as they watched the movie Honor Flight.

“Each year that we have the privilege to honor these men and women and offer them the important information about the benefits they have earned through their service to our country. It means a great deal to our family that these Veterans receive the information, and even more important, the full measure of their earned benefits for their service” said Jackie Glueckert, coordinator of the annual tour. She added, “For John, Marcie and me to be a part of serving the Veterans in our community is an honor and a great privilege for us. The Glueckert Family and our staff thank all of those who joined us this year and over the past 6 years on this tour. It continues to be a very moving day and a special day for all of us”.

About Glueckert Funeral Home, Glueckert Funeral Home has served Arlington Heights and the northwest suburban Chicago communities since 1970. In their second generation of family ownership and operation, the funeral home offers a full range of funeral, cremation and memorial services. We maintain 4 spacious memorial chapels, 2 comfortable lounges and abundant parking. For information about pre-planning, imminent need or immediate need, contact us at 847-253-0168, or www.glueckertfuneralhome.com

About Glueckert Funeral Home, Glueckert Funeral Home has served Arlington Heights and the northwest suburban Chicago communities since 1970. In their second generation of family ownership and operation, the funeral home offers a full range of funeral, cremation and memorial services. We maintain 4 spacious memorial chapels, 2 comfortable lounges and abundant parking. For information about pre-planning, imminent need or immediate need, contact us at 847-253-0168, or www.glueckertfuneralhome.com

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The Glueckert Family Made It Very Comfortable For Us. We as a Family Appreciated That

 

The McLaughlin Family moved away from Arlington Heights to McHenry several years ago. When Joan made arrangements for her husband Jim, she wanted to make it easier for family friends in Arlington Heights and McHenry. The Visitation was in Arlington Heights and the following day a service was held in McHenry. It meant everything to the family to be able to share the celebration of Jim’s life in both communities that were home to them. The Glueckert Family understands that today people may consider “home” to be more than one place, so they stand ready to accommodate whatever families need in order to feel the most comfort possible. As Joan McLaughlin states, “I can’t say that a visitation can be enjoyable, but in this case, they made it very comfortable for us and we, as a family, we really appreciated that.” There is joy in the fellowship of others from all of your home towns.

 

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Pink Up! If we’re wearing pink ties, and our cars have pink flags, Stand with us!

 

 

If we lose a loved one to Breast Cancer, it heightens our awareness of how important it is to continue to find a cure to this disease that takes our mothers, daughters and sisters away from us too soon. As a way to honor one of our colleagues, Glueckert Funeral Home began to wear pink ties or scarves and add pink ribbon flags on our cars when we performed services for a loved one who died of Breast Cancer. Making a statement among those survivors and those fighting this disease was important to us. No matter how much time it takes, we’re going to beat this disease. And until we do, we proudly “pink up” in solidarity with everyone fighting the fight and everyone who lost a loved one to this disease.

 

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GLUECKERT FAMILY THANKS PARTICIPANTS AND SPECTATORS FOR HUGE TURNOUT AT ARLINGTON HEIGHTS MEMORIAL DAY PARADE.

 

2016 Flag procession 6.1.16 2016 Honor Flag Banner 6.1.16Balmy temperatures and a slight breeze greeted parade participants and spectators in the Annual Arlington Heights Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony on Monday. The Glueckert Family wishes to thank the people and organizations who participated in their entry in the parade. it was a record turnout for the entry, which included the organizations; Salute, Inc., Cub Scout Pack 132, Hersey High School SOS, LCC – Kare -9 Comfort Dogs, Boy Scout Troop 159 of Arlington Heights, Boy Scout Troop 37 out of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and Webelos Pack 130 out of Westgate Elementary School. In addition, families and friends of many veterans and active duty service members joined even more volunteers who wore sashes and carrying US flags honoring particular veterans. The sashes were custom made displaying the name and branch of service of the honorees, and donated by the Glueckert family for participants to wear in the parade. Approximately 150 veteran’s sashes were created for the families and volunteers.

“Our whole family was praying for nice weather after storms canceled the parade and chased us inside last year” said a relieved and excited Jackie Glueckert. Last year, threatening weather and lightening caused parade officials to move the ceremony inside Christian Liberty High School. Jackie added “there really was a sense of anxiousness this year for our marchers and volunteers. We had many more people marching with us than honor banners this year. So many volunteers who were honored to wear the name of a veteran and carry the flag turned out. It was a combination of beautiful weather and beautiful volunteerism! You could feel it all along the parade route with people several rows deep, clapping, saluting holding their hands to their hearts; really an emotionally uplifting display of patriotism and love”.

The crowd was estimated to be in excess of 10,000 people viewing, with approximately 3000 participants in all. The parade ended at Memorial Park at 110 W. Fremont St., where 1,000 residents attended an 11 a.m. ceremony, that honored the 58 fallen military heroes from the village, 37 of whom died in service during World War II.

“This has become a wonderful tradition for our family and the community of Arlington Heights and our neighbors. To see the organizations get so involved in honoring our living, deceased and active duty men and women in uniform just re-enforces the motto of Arlington Heights that we are indeed the City of Good Neighbors. Days like this one make you feel it even more so. We’re grateful to everyone who marched with us. It’s time to get ready for next year. Pray for good weather again”, added Jackie Glueckert with her fingers crossed.

About Glueckert Funeral Home, Glueckert Funeral Home has served Arlington Heights and the northwest suburban Chicago communities since 1970. In their second generation of family ownership and operation, the funeral home offers a full range of funeral, cremation and memorial services. We maintain 4 spacious memorial chapels, 2 comfortable lounges and abundant parking. For information about pre-planning, imminent need or immediate need, contact us at 847-253-0168, or www.glueckertfh.com

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Glueckert Funeral Home Helps Families “Honor Their Hero” Veterans in the 2016 Memorial Day Parade

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Glueckert Funeral Home sponsored an entry in the Arlington Heights Memorial Day Parade 2015

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Glueckert Funeral Home helps families “Honor Their Hero” Veterans and active duty service members sponsoring entry in Memorial Day Parade 2016.

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For the fourth consecutive year, Glueckert Funeral Home invites veterans, their relatives and friends to join them in the Arlington Heights Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 30. The parade entry is an “Honor Flag and Ribbon” procession honoring Veterans, living and deceased, as well as active duty members of the military. Area organizations also participating in the Honor Banner and Flag entry features Hersey High School Activity Groups, Cub Scout Pack 132 and Salute, Inc. “We’re excited to have all of these community partners joining us to help make this special event even more special” says Jackie Glueckert, entry coordinator. The Grand Marshal for this year’s parade is Rear Admiral Stephen Evans, Commander Naval Service Training Command, Great Lakes, IL.

Each volunteer will carry a US flag in honor of the Veteran(s) they wish to recognize. A personalized Honor Ribbon with the name of the veteran or active service member will be provided to each person in Glueckert Funeral Home  group entry. Upon entering Memorial Park, the flags and personalized honor ribbons will be displayed for the Arlington Heights Memorial Day Ceremony. The parade steps off at 9:30 am sharp (please arrive by 8:45 am for check-in for flags and honor banners) from Sigwalt and Arlington Heights Road. It proceeds 1 mile to Memorial Park.  There, a ceremony honoring Arlington Heights fallen heroes and our nation’s heroes who also paid the ultimate price for our freedom from the Civil War through to the Afghanistan theaters of action will take place. The names of veterans who have passed away in the last year will be read aloud. Arlington Heights has been honoring veterans on Memorial Day since the end of World War I.

Residents are invited to bring a flag (preferably attached to a flag pole) to Glueckert Funeral Home at 1520 N. Arlington Heights Road on or before May 24th, 2016. Glueckert has a limited number of spare flag poles available. Also, we will record the name of the veteran being honored so we may customize the Honor Ribbon Sash to be worn in the parade. Afterwards, the flags may be picked up at Glueckert Funeral Home by June 4th. You may also donate your flag directly to the Arlington Heights American Legion Post #208.

At 11 am, the ceremony at Memorial Park (Chestnut & Fremont Streets) will begin. This ceremony includes; reading the names of area veterans who have passed away in the last 12 months, honoring Arlington’s fallen heroes – reading the names of the 58 young men from our town who died in the service of our nation – from the Civil War to Afghanistan and annual “Remembering Our Veterans” photo – after the ceremony. All veterans invited

“Our family considers it such an honor to be sponsoring this entry honoring our local heroes. We truly are the Community of Good Neighbors. The outpouring of support for our Veterans and Active Service Members is so inspirational. Everyone in our group can feel the emotion from the start all the way to Memorial Park” says Jackie Glueckert, the organizer of the tribute. Adding, “Last year, despite having to move indoors on account of thunderstorms, hundreds of people participated in the tribute unit. We’ve been preparing for even more people this year and praying for sunshine! The Arlington Heights community is integral to our family’s history here. The long tradition of military service from members of our community is a great source of pride for our entire city and our family”.

To join the parade procession with the Glueckert entry, please contact Jackie at (847) 253-0168 or visit www.glueckertfuneralhome.com for more information and our entry form.

Glueckert Funeral Home, Arlington Heights, Cremation Options.

 

CREMATION OFFERS AS MANY OPTIONS AS TRADITIONAL SERVICES

Many people believe that choosing Cremation they are limited in terms of services that are available. In fact, choosing Cremation as the final disposition doesn’t limit any other services a family might prefer when saying a final good bye to a loved one. A full wake service is available, a memorial service and as Sam Resch, one of our Funeral Directors reminds us, we have a specially designed “Bennett”, an urn carrying device that accommodates 4 pall bearers, to give a more traditional feel to a service that concludes with Cremation.

Sam proudly states “The Glueckert Family takes care of their client families like their own family. No matter what choices are made, we’ll carry out your wishes to our fullest and best capabilities”.

To discuss any questions you may have on Cremation; Direct Cremation, Memorials or any of our services, please call 847-253-0168 or Click Here.

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