Battle of Cantigny



Location: First Division Museum at Cantigny Park, Wheaton, IL 60189
Start Date/Time: May 28, 2018 - Various times.
End Date/Time: May 28, 2018

A special Memorial Day is planned as this year’s holiday coincides with the exact 100th anniversary of the famous World War I battle in which American “doughboys” and the First Division of the U.S. Army liberated the tiny French village of Cantigny from German occupation. Activities will include a wreath-laying ceremony, artistic poppy display, WWI-themed family activities, military vehicles and a WWI-theme photo booth. The Illinois Brass Band performs at 3:00 p.m. See the website for more information and a detailed schedule of events. Museum admission and programs are free; parking $10.

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