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Darryl Wertheim, veterans program coordinator with the Village of Orland Park’s Veterans’ Commission, salutes the flag during the Veterans’ Tribute held Sunday, Aug. 4, at the Taste of Orland Park. Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media
The American Veterans Motorcycle Riders Association arrives at the Taste of Orland Park Veterans’ Tribute on Sunday, Aug. 4. Photos by Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media
“Little Butterflies” from Faith United Methodist Church (left to right) Mary Fische, of Orland Park; Audriana Abrams, Tinley Park; and Rhiannon Abrams, of Tinley Park; prepare to pass out flags to veterans in attendance at the Taste of Orland Park.
Chaplain Tim Keating leads a non-denominational military field service during Taste of Orland Park’s Veterans’ Tribute.
Richton Park resident Robert Welch, a veteran, thanks Mary Fischer, of Orland Park, for giving him a flag during the ceremony.
Members of American Legion Post 111 of Orland Park, Orland-Palos VFW Post 2604 and Veteran Voices in attendance for the Taste of Orland Park Veterans Tribute.
Village of Orland Park Veterans Commission Darryl Wertheim, left, and Mayor Keith Pekau connect at the Veterans Tribute ceremony.
Laurie Fanelli, Freelance Reporter
3:22 pm CDT August 6, 2019
Veterans and current members of the military were honored for their service and sacrifice during Taste of Orland Park’s Veterans’ Tribute. Held on Sunday, Aug. 4, the third and final day of the food and family festival, the ceremony featured color guards representing American Legion Post 111 ...