Monday, November 12, 2012
A ceremony was held in Community Park Sunday afternoon to honor all Veterans of war, and in peacetime.
The Palatine American Legion Post 690 honored the military on Veterans Day, Sunday, November 11 at Community Park. The ceremony began at noon and featured members of the Legion’s Color Guard and Rifle Team, the Legion Auxiliary and the Sons of the American Legion. Palatine Boy Scout Troop #209 also participated in the ceremony, which concluded with a rifle salute.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Veterans were celebrated at a St. Theresa Church assembly on Friday, November 9. Students sang songs to honor each of the branches of the armed forces and veterans spoke to a crowd of more than 200 people.
St. Theresa Church held an assembly Friday, November 9 to thank Veterans for their service to our country, and for the sacrifices they have made for our freedoms. More than 200 people, including St. Theresa School students, parents and community members attended. A history of the Pledge of Allegiance was presented, along with presentation of the colors by local Boy Scouts. Students sang songs that highlighted each of the branches of the United States Armed Forces. "I think our songs will help the Veterans here feel happy today," said Abby, who attends St. Theresa School. "We know all about what Veterans have done for us, and how they are special," said Quinn, another St. Theresa student. Dominic Errichiello, a U.S. Army Staff …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Those who have died for, and served our country will be honored later today at St. Theresa Church and on Sunday near the Veterans Memorial at Community Park.
CORRECTION: District 15 schools have normal schedules on Monday, November 12. Previously, this article stated class was not in session. Patch regrets the error. Veterans will be honored for their sacrifices in two separate events over the next few days. Later today, St. Theresa's Church, 455 N. Benton Street, will host a Veteran's Day Ceremony starting at 12:45 p.m. Veterans of the military will be speaking, and children representing each of the branches of the Armed Forces will be singing to honor those who fought, and died for our country. The American Legion also plans to honor our military on Veterans Day, Sunday, November 11. The Palatine American Legion Post 690 annual Veterans’ Day Ceremony will begin at noon on Sunday at the …
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Submit a photo of your hero and we'll feature it, starting on Veterans Day.
Monday, May 30, 2011
For Memorial Day, veterans tell their stories to Patch editors and readers.
Their stories are painful and poignant. For Memorial Day, Patch interviewed local veterans from Lake and McHenry counties and shared their stories here through stories, photos and video. We are honored so many veterans chose to share their stories with us, and we are honored to share them with you. Read through for excerpts or follow the links to each Patch site for the full story. Each story introduces you to a different local veteran. Each story aims to put their memories into words. Each story is honest and emotional. And each story is worth telling. Jim Mertz also volunteers his time to educate on the importance of patriotism and talks to local fifth graders about the American flag. By Lee Ann Gill More than 40 years later, Jim Mertz…
Thursday, November 11, 2010
American Legion Post 690 held a ceremony Nov. 11 honoring veterans.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Vet Fest to raise monies for hospitalized veterans Saturday, Nov. 6 and Nov. 11 ceremony to honor veterans to be held at Community Park memorial.
The national Veterans Day holiday is next Thursday, Nov. 11. Traditionally, it is observed on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. This time and date coincides with the exact time and date of the signing of the Armistice in 1918, bringing an end to hostilities between the Allies and Germany during World War I. Veterans Day now honors all veterans, not just those of World War I. A local sports bar will hold a fundraising event this weekend to aid military veterans. The 6th annual Vet Fest fundraiser to benefit the North Chicago Veteran's Administration Hospital will take place on Saturday, Nov. 6 from noon to 6 p.m. at Splinters Sports Pub. Splinters is at 2070 N. Rand Rd., in the Caputo's Market Center. Vet Fest …