Lansing to host ceremony honoring 100 servicepeople as part of Hometown Hero program

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Comments from Hometown Hero honorees will be on display throughout Lansing Library

Information provided by the Village of Lansing

LANSING, Ill. (May 19, 2021) – On Thursday, May 27, 2021, the Village of Lansing, Illinois, in conjunction with the Lansing Public Library, will host a ceremony to honor 100 current or former Lansing residents who have served or are currently serving in the armed forces of the United States. The ceremony will be held in the upstairs area of the Lansing Public Library and will begin at 6 p.m.

Recognizing hometown servicepeople

Through Lansing’s new Hometown Hero Banner Program, these 100 individuals were sponsored by family members, friends, or businesses who nominated individuals for placement on street banners that will be on display throughout Lansing in both 2021 and 2022.

The May 27 program will include comments from Lansing Mayor Patty Eidam, Lansing Library Director Debbie Albrecht, music from the Troop 276 Ceremonial Ensemble, and presentations from the Lansing Veterans Memorial Ceremonial Honor Guard.

Mini-banners and comments

At the conclusion of the program, guests will be encouraged to tour the library and view the 100 mini-banners (5 X 7) that will be on display at the Lansing Public Library in 2021. Each banner nominee was asked to prepare comments connected to a military or Lansing memory, and this information will accompany the mini-banners. In addition, the Lansing Historical Society Museum located in the basement of the library will be open for viewing of military memorabilia from 5:30 to 7:30.

The Lansing Public Library is located at 2750 Indiana Avenue, Lansing, IL. The Village of Lansing Municipal Center is located at 3141 Ridge Road, Lansing, IL.

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