Museum and Library Honors Veterans for Memorial Day

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The Pritzker Military Museum and Library will celebrate Memorial Day on May 24 with several free offerings for the public, including a military genealogy talk, drop-in oral history sessions, a movie matinee, and free access to the new SEAL The Unspoken Sacrifice exhibit. The Museum and Library also will participate in the city of Chicago’s annual Memorial Day Parade by sponsoring a float dedicated to the men and women who have served in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

From 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., all patrons will be granted free regular admission to the Museum & Library and access to its full range of resources, including the newly unveiled SEAL The Unspoken Sacrifice exhibit. Featuring more than 80 intimate photographs of SEALs and their families by Stephanie Freid-Perenchio, the exhibit also includes a wide range of artifacts on loan from the Navy SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce, Florida, a rare book display from the Museum and Library’s collection, and an official U.S. Navy photo exhibit memorializing fallen SEALs from 2001 to the present day. Learn more or reserve your seat by visiting

The city of Chicago’s annual Memorial Day parade will step off at noon from Lake Street and proceed south on State Street to Van Buren Street, with Rep. Tammy Duckworth, a lieutenant colonel in the Illinois Army National Guard, serving as Grand Marshal. Learn more about the parade and other city-wide observances of the holiday by visiting

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