Events around Chicago mark Memorial Day

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Events across the Chicago area began Sunday to commemorate Memorial Day.

West suburban Naperville’s leaders dedicated a new memorial to our fallen troops this Memorial Day weekend.

The bronze sculpture stands in Exchange Club Veteran’s Plaza on the Riverwalk at Jackson Avenue just east of Webster Street.

It depicts boots, a rifle, a helmet and dog tags.

The sculpture was supposed to be a part of the plaza when it was built in 2008 but was eliminated due to cost. There was always an understanding it would be added in the future.

People were also out running for our troops and their families today in the western suburbs.

The 10th annual Got Freedom Race hit the road this morning in Arlington Heights. It’s put on every year by Salute Inc, a non-profit organization that provides financial support to military men and women.

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