Firefighters' Silent Parade through Downers Grove, Lisle set for Friday

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

The annual Silent Parade to honor firefighters and civilians who have lost their lives due to fire begins in Hinsdale and heads west, and will pass through Downers Grove around 7:15 p.m. at Maple Avenue and Main Street.

The parade will feature department vehicles from several surrounding villages. All vehicles will display lights only. No sirens will be sounded.

Spectators can pay tribute by holding a flashlight as the cortege passes.

The parade officially closes Fire Prevention Week, ending at Trinity Lutheran
Church, 1101 Kimberly Way in Lisle, at about 7:45 p.m.

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