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Aurora to host July 4 procession to honor healthcare workers

Event begins and ends at city's main medical centers, travels past nursing homes

The city of Aurora is hosting a special Fourth of July procession to honor healthcare workers that begins and ends at local medical centers and travels past nursing homes and senior care facilities.
The city of Aurora is hosting a special Fourth of July procession to honor healthcare workers that begins and ends at local medical centers and travels past nursing homes and senior care facilities.

AURORA – The city of Aurora is hosting a special Fourth of July procession to honor healthcare workers, according to a news release.

Aurora Mayor Richard C. Irvin announced that public safety vehicles will lead the procession, which will begin and end at Aurora's medical centers, and travel past nursing homes and senior care facilities.

“While the traditional Fourth of July Parade isn’t possible this year, we will still take the time to honor our heroes and celebrate our nation during a Fourth of July Procession,” Irvin stated in the news release. “Last year, we honored our 911 Operators in Aurora. This year, we’ll honor our doctors, nurses and all healthcare professionals for their work during these trying times and each day of the year. They certainly have helped to keep our community together while sacrificing so much of themselves in the process.”

The “Salute to Healthcare Workers” Fourth of July Procession will begin at 10 a.m. on July 4 at Rush-Copley Medical Center, 2000 Ogden Ave., on Aurora’s far eastside and end on the westside at AMITA Health Mercy Medical Center, 1325 N. Highland Ave., the release stated.

On the procession route, the motorcade will travel past seven nursing homes and senior care facilities, including Alden of Waterford, Sunnymere Senior Living Community, Jennings Terrace, Presence Fox Knoll, Elmwood Terrace Nursing Home, Symphony of Orchard Valley and Bickford of Aurora.

The route includes many neighborhoods, schools, downtown Aurora and open parking spaces where residents can safely gather and socially distance to celebrate the occasion.

The Aurora City Council, Aurora Police Department, the Aurora Fire Department, the Aurora Emergency Management Agency and the Kane County Sheriff’s Department will provide vehicles for the procession, the release stated.

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