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Veterans Day Calendar

Updated: January 8, 2013 1:25AM



Antioch

Ceremony: Veteran’s Day ceremony will be held Nov. 11 beginning at 10:30 a.m. at 75 North Ave. The event will begin with Voice of Democracy and Patriot Pen Presentations followed by raising the flag and a 21-gun salute. Also, there will be guest speakers and a performance by the Sweet Adeline Singers. Details, (847) 395-5393.

Gurnee

Ceremony: American Legion Post 771 will celebrate Veterans Day jointly with the village of Gurnee Nov. 11 at 10:45 a.m. at Veterans Park, in front of the Gurnee Police Department, 100 N. O’Plane Road. Following the ceremony the post will host a light lunch at the Legion Hall, 749 Milwaukee Ave. Details, (847) 244-9282.

Fox Lake

Celebration: Veterans Day celebration will be held Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at Fox Lake Train Station, Nippersink Boulevard at Grand Avenue. (847) 587-2151 or www.foxlake.org.

Grayslake

Ceremony: The annual Veterans Day ceremony will be held Nov. 9 at 10 a.m. at the College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington St. The ceremony’s keynote speaker will be Debra Lewis, who served 20 years in the Navy as a hospital corpsman, retiring as a hospital corpsman first class (E6). Other speakers will include retired Army Col. Mike Peck, superintendent of the Lake County Veterans Assistance Commission; Joel Chmara, CLC speech instructor; and Darl Drummond, CLC vice president of student development. Waukegan High School JROTC will present the colors and a Navy chaplain will provide a prayer. There will also be an open microphone portion of the program so that veterans in the audience can share their military experience. Details, (847) 543-2338.

Highland Park

Ceremony: American Legion Post 145, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4737 and the Jewish War Veterans organization will host a Veterans Day ceremony Nov. 12 at 11 a.m. at Memorial Park, intersection of Laurel and Prospect avenues. The ceremony will be held rain or shine. Details, (847) 432-0800 or www.cityhpil.com.

Lindenhurst

Ceremony: Veterans Day ceremony will be held Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at Lindenhurst Veterans Memorial in front of Village Hall, 2301 E. Sand Lake Road. It will include the Boy Scout Troop 87 Color Guard, the Lakes High School Marching Band and Lindenhurst VFW Post 4894. Keynote speaker will be retired Army Col. Michael Peck. Details, (847) 356-8252.

Waukegan

Celebration and donations: Waukegan Township Park Place will honor area veterans at the annual veterans celebration and luncheon Nov. 10 at noon at Park Place Senior Center, 414 S. Lewis Ave. The event will include veteran guest speakers, North Chicago JROTC Color Guard, Waukegan High School JROTC Drill Team, Navy Band Great Lakes and a complimentary lunch. Also, vocalist and pianist Carolyn Werner will perform “Sentimental Journey”. Donations of new or gently used coats for men and women veterans will be accepted at Park Place through Nov. 10 and will be given to Lake County Veterans Assistance Program at the event. RSVP by Nov. 7. Details, (847) 244-9242 or www.waukegantownship.com.

Parade: Veterans Day Parade will line up Nov. 11 at 9:30 a.m. at Grand Avenue and Genesee Street and step off at 10:30 a.m. It will proceed south on Genesee and west on Washington Street to Waukegan Veterans Plaza where there will be a moment of silence and rifle salute at 11:11 a.m. Details, (847) 599-2949.



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