NuMark Credit Union honors veterans during its annual “Flags In” day

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NuMark Credit Union helped prepare military grave sites ahead of Memorial Day. The Chicago-area credit union worked with community members to place flags in honor of military veterans.
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JOLIET, Ill. – On Friday, May 24, NuMark Credit Union, along with 1,340 WJOL employees and a large gathering of community members gathered at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery for the annual Flags In event.

Flags In began in 1948 at Arlington National Cemetery in Vermont and was originally known as Decoration Day. Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division at the cemetery began the tradition of placing American flags at all grave sites of veterans buried there in preparation for Memorial Day. The event has continued every year since and NuMark is proud to be participating for the second time this year.

“Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery is a remarkable local treasure, with countless KIAs among the nearly 75,000 buried at ALNC. Memorial Day honors those who gave their all,” said Wally Chlipala, NuMark board member and veteran. “Placing a flag at each headstone is a major task to prepare ALNC for Memorial Day weekend services. I am proud of the NuMark family for the respect shown to all who have served this great nation.”

As a credit union, NuMark strives every day to live by the principle of “people helping people,” and they appreciate their country’s veterans for the sacrifices they have made. Flags In Day is just one of the ways the NuMark family works to honor our veterans, in addition to their participation in Wreaths Across America, Honor Flight and many more fundraisers and community events.

NuMark would like to thank 1340 WJOL for their live coverage of the event, which NuMark helped sponsor. Their dedication to the community and honoring those who fought for our freedom has helped immensely in raising awareness for Flags In Day and increasing engagement. The event could not have been as successful without the help of the 1340 WJOL team and the community members who came out to help.

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NuMark Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative that has been serving people living or working in Northeast Illinois and Northwest Indiana for more than 65 years. See NuMark Credit Union for auto loans, mortgages, checking accounts, business services and more.

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