Glueckert Funeral Home 6th Annual Sponsorship of Entry to “Honor Their Hero” Veterans and Active Service Members in 2018 Memorial Day Parade.

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For the sixth consecutive year, Glueckert Funeral Home invites veterans, relatives and friends to join them in the Arlington Heights Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 28, 2018. 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 volunteering in the Honor Banner and Flag entry features, Hersey High School ‘Service Over Self’, Boy Scout Troop 132 & Cub Scout Troop 132.  The Grand Marshal for this year’s parade is Al Mampre, US Army, WWII Medic, Easy Company, 506 Parachute Infantry “Band of Brothers”.

Jackie Glueckert, Entry Coordinator for Glueckert Funeral Home shares, “Every year we are excited and grateful to be joined by so many wonderful community partners. The parade is even more special with their amazing participation”.

Each volunteer may 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 for each person marching in the Glueckert Funeral Home 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 8:45am for check-in for flags and honor banners) from Sigwalt and Arlington Heights Road. It proceeds 1 mile to Memorial Park. There at 11am, a ceremony honoring Arlington Heights heroes who 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 its veterans on Memorial Day since the end of World War I.

Residents are asked to bring a flag (on a pole) to Glueckert Funeral Home at 1520 N. Arlington Heights Road on or before May 23rd. Also, we will record the name of the veteran being honored so we may customize an Honor Ribbon Sash to be worn in the parade. After Memorial Day, the flags may be picked up at Glueckert Funeral Home by June 3rd. You may opt to donate your flag to the Arlington Heights American Legion Post #208.

“This parade, and the ceremony at Memorial Park, mean so much to our family and it’s such an honor to be able to sponsor an entry honoring our local heroes and our country. This year it’s even a little more personal for our family to honor our father. With every passing year, it becomes even more special for us as more community service organizations and residents participate to support our Veterans and all those currently serving. We look forward to this day all year long and we’re hoping and praying for a nice breeze and sunshine. The feeling you get along the parade route is truly inspirational. Celebrating Arlington Heights long history of answering the call to service is an incredible honor for us. Our family’s history in Arlington Heights is something we treasure deeply and offers us an enormous sense of pride” stated Jackie Glueckert, adding, “We look forward to seeing everyone!”

For more information visit our website or contact Jackie Glueckert 847-253-0168.


About Glueckert Funeral Home

Glueckert Funeral Home has served Arlington Heights and the northwest suburban Chicago communities since 1976. 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





It’s hard to imagine a more perfect day and setting for our participation in the Arlington Heights Memorial Parade. Approximately 200 people from the community, scout troops, high school, and community organizations joined us in honoring our heroes who served our nation. Seeing all the Salutes, and hands on hearts along the route, and robust applause with every advance was a remarkably emotional experience; enough to give us all goosebumps as we made our way to Memorial Park for the solemn and patriotic service.

At a brief pause on Dunton Street, there was an amazing moment. While standing in place, waiting to advance, a warm breeze gusted toward us allowing the hundreds of US Flags in our possession to completely unfurl and wave in full glory to the delight of the crowd several rows deep on each side of the street. As if time stood still, while God truly shed his Grace, and His Breath on Thee; All of Thee! Moments like these are what make our community so special and the members of our community so grateful for having this wonderful event every Memorial Day!

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With 200 volunteers, there were a lot of heartwarming stories told and shared at the parade. One story of Seth Beasley, who’s lifelong dream was to be in the US Navy. He accomplished that dream in January of 2015. He graduated boot camp in March of 2015. Seth was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident in July of the same year. Seth’s memory and devotion to the US Navy are being kept alive with family, friends and fellow military families taking a picture, with his picture and posting on Facebook at Live On Sailor, or his mom’s page Jamee Hazzard Booth. This handsome young sailor who left us too soon was well remembered and photographed this past Memorial Day.

Our family is committed to sponsoring this entry each year and providing banners for every hero who has served our nation. We’re grateful to every community organization, civic organization, Scouts, our Comfort Dogs, and every member of the community who spend the time with us to help demonstrate our thanks to those who have fought for our freedom and made so many sacrifices, including the ultimate sacrifice of their own lives.

Thank you. Two hundred times and then some. Thank you!

The Glueckert Family


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