Last Thursday's Flag Day celebration in Glenview's Jackman Park included a dignified tribune to Old Glory by veterans, Scouts and the Knights of Columbus.
Veterans from Glenview American Legion Post 166, scouts including Boy Scout Troop 175 from St. John Brebeuf Church in Niles and a Knights of Columbus unit gathered Thursday in Glenview's Jackman Park for a Flag Day ceremony. After a dignified procession and a speech hailing Old Glory, Scouts lowered the flag from a flagpole and marched to an official, who placed it in burning flames according to flag etiquette. Veterans then offered a shotgun salute. See it all in the photo and video gallery.
Parade through downtown ends with community celebration at Jackman Park.
Downtown Glenview was a little wet Saturday afternoon, but that didn't keep the crowds away from this weekend's holiday parade--and the celebration afterward at Jackman Park. In its 17th year, the Glenview Park District's "Holiday in the Park & Parade" event hosted a train of parade floats and community groups, including one carrying Santa Claus, as they made their way down Glenview Road then up Lehigh Avenue to Jackman Park. At the park, guests were treated to hot chocolate and cider, snacks, carols sung by Glenbrook South's Chamber Choir and train rides and hayrides for the kids. Children also had the chance to visit Santa and Mrs. Claus. "It's the Chamber's way of giving back to the community," said Treasurer and event Chairman Jerry …