The village held a Yellow Ribbon Memorial yesterday in honor of fallen U-S Army Specialist Henry Mayfield, Jr., who was killed in the line of duty last week when militants attacked a military base in Kenya.  Village residents & supporters participated in the ceremony and then took yellow ribbons to tie to trees along streets in Hazel Crest.  Area school observed a moment of silence on Tuesday in honor of 23-year-old Mayfield who was a 2014 graduate of Hillcrest High School.  It is expected that Hazel Crest police & fire personnel will be joined by veterans later today in a procession from O’Hare Airport to Hazel Crest to escort the young Mayfield home.  To help his family after this ultimate sacrifice, a bank fund has been set up for donations.  People may contribute to the Henry Mayfield, Jr. Fund at Bank Financial, 3700 W. 183rd Street in Hazel Crest.

President Alsberry holds a ribbon for the Yellow Ribbon Ceremony.

 Residents & supporters came to the Yellow Ribbon Memorial to honor Henry Mayfield, Jr.