The Village of Hazel Crest held a Yellow Ribbon Memorial on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, in honor of fallen United States Army Specialist Henry Mayfield, Jr. The 23-year-old from Hazel Crest was killed in the line of duty last week on Sunday when militants attacked a military base in Kenya.
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 is Henry “Mitch” Mayfield, Jr. Day in Hazel Crest. Village residents and supporters met the New Village Hall, 3601 W. 183rd Street in Hazel Crest, to honor Mayfield for his sacrifice and to tie yellow ribbons to trees along the streets of Hazel Crest in honor of the young soldier. NJROTC Cadets from Bloom Township High School, Chicago Heights, IL, conducted a Color Guard Ceremony and played Taps for the Memorial Service.
Pictured: Hazel Crest Mayor and U. S. Air Force Veteran Vernard L. Alsberry, Jr.; Rev. Dr. Dale A. Lawson, Sr., Pastor of Christ Temple Baptist Church in Markham, IL; Retired Navy Lieutenant Stacy L. Henderson-Shaw, Senior Naval Science Instructor at Bloom Township High School; and Retired Army Staff Sergeant David Logan took part in today’s events.