Flowers for Soldiers is held annually around the time of Memorial Day. It is a ceremony to honor the military at the site of a memorial tree at the northeast corner of Portage Park, near Berteau and Long. The program was originally started over 60 years ago by the Portage Park Women's Club. It will be held at 9:30 AM on Friday, May 25, 2018. Grade K-2 students from Portage Park School will perform patriotic songs and lay flowers at the base of the tree. The PPS Wind Ensemble and Concert Band will perform the Star Spangled Banner and America the Beautiful. In the event of rain, the ceremony will be held in the school auditorium. The school is located at 5330 W. Berteau Ave. The public is welcome to attend, rain or shine.
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