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Calumet City Labor Day Parade to feature Colonel Rodney C. Boyd as Grand Marshall

Colonel Rodney C. Boyd

Monday, September 3, beginning at 10:30am

by Melanie Jongsma

CALUMET CITY, Ill. (August 30, 2018) – The Calumet City Labor Day Parade will be held on Monday, September 3, kicking off at 10:30am. The Grand Marshall will be Colonel Rodney C. Boyd, Strategic Plans Officer of the Illinois Army National Guard.

Colonel Boyd’s military awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2nd Award), Army Achievement Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (9th Award), National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Service Star, Iraq Campaign Medal with one Campaign Star, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with one Campaign Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with “M” Device and Silver Hourglass (3rd Award), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (3rd Award), Overseas Training Ribbon (4th Award), NATO Medal, Combat Action Badge, Joint Meritorious Unit Award with one Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster (2nd Award), Army Meritorious Unit Citation, Army Superior Unit Award, and the Abraham Lincoln Freedom Medal (3rd Award).

Colonel Boyd will be present as part of Calumet City’s observation of the 100th anniversary of the Allied victory in World War I.

Following the parade, the Calumet Memorial Park District will be hosting the End of Summer Musical Family Festival. This free event will feature live music, and vendors will be available with food for sale. The park district recommends that festival attenders bring their own lawn chairs to enjoy the activities.

Memorial Park is located at 612 Wentworth Avenue in Calumet City. For more details, call 708-868-2530.

The Calumet City Labor Day Parade will begin at Wentworth and Michigan City Road, heading north on Wentworth.


Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma grew up in Lansing, Illinois, and believes The Lansing Journal has an important role to play in building community through trustworthy information.