Veterans are saluted in ceremonies in the suburbs

 
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Updated 11/12/2018 10:02 AM
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Veterans salute as the national anthem is played during a Veterans Day assembly at Mundelein High School Friday.
  Veterans salute as the national anthem is played during a Veterans Day assembly at Mundelein High School Friday.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Air Force Brigadier General and Mundelein High School alumni James Swanson spoke during a Veterans Day assembly at Mundelein High School Friday.
  Air Force Brigadier General and Mundelein High School alumni James Swanson spoke during a Veterans Day assembly at Mundelein High School Friday.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Members of the Illinois Army National Guard color guard march into the gym during a Veterans Day assembly at Mundelein High School Friday.
  Members of the Illinois Army National Guard color guard march into the gym during a Veterans Day assembly at Mundelein High School Friday.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Air Force Brigadier General and Mundelein High School alumni James Swanson spoke during a Veterans Day assembly at Mundelein High School Friday.
  Air Force Brigadier General and Mundelein High School alumni James Swanson spoke during a Veterans Day assembly at Mundelein High School Friday.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Students say thank you at Mundelein High School as veterans take part in a Veterans Day program Friday at the school.
  Students say thank you at Mundelein High School as veterans take part in a Veterans Day program Friday at the school.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Veterans are escorted into the gymnasium as Mundelein High School invited area veterans to take part in a Veterans Day assembly Friday at the school.
  Veterans are escorted into the gymnasium as Mundelein High School invited area veterans to take part in a Veterans Day assembly Friday at the school.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Air Force Brigadier General and Mundelein High School alumni James Swanson was the guest speaker during a Veterans Day assembly at Mundelein High School Friday.
  Air Force Brigadier General and Mundelein High School alumni James Swanson was the guest speaker during a Veterans Day assembly at Mundelein High School Friday.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Principal Dr. Darrell Echols speaks to the students Friday during the Veterans Day assembly at Metea Valley High School in Aurora.
  Principal Dr. Darrell Echols speaks to the students Friday during the Veterans Day assembly at Metea Valley High School in Aurora.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Guest speaker Robert Tesmond, a teacher at Metea Valley and also a Marine, speaks Friday during the Veterans Day assembly at Metea Valley High School, in Aurora.
  Guest speaker Robert Tesmond, a teacher at Metea Valley and also a Marine, speaks Friday during the Veterans Day assembly at Metea Valley High School, in Aurora.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Guest speaker Robert Tesmond, a teacher at Metea Valley and also a Marine, gets a hug from his daughter Julia Tesmond after speaking Friday during the Veterans Day assembly at Metea Valley High School, in Aurora.
  Guest speaker Robert Tesmond, a teacher at Metea Valley and also a Marine, gets a hug from his daughter Julia Tesmond after speaking Friday during the Veterans Day assembly at Metea Valley High School, in Aurora.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Guest speaker Alan Roger Reyes, a Sergeant in the U.S. Army, addresses the crowd Friday during the Veterans Day assembly at Metea Valley High School.
  Guest speaker Alan Roger Reyes, a Sergeant in the U.S. Army, addresses the crowd Friday during the Veterans Day assembly at Metea Valley High School.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Guest speaker Alan Roger Reyes, a Sergeant in the Army, stands with his daughter Bella, 8, as the colors are presented Friday during the Veterans Day assembly at Metea Valley High School.
  Guest speaker Alan Roger Reyes, a Sergeant in the Army, stands with his daughter Bella, 8, as the colors are presented Friday during the Veterans Day assembly at Metea Valley High School.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
U.S. Army Brigadier General Kris A. Belanger speaks during a Veterans Day assembly at Elk Grove High School Friday.
  U.S. Army Brigadier General Kris A. Belanger speaks during a Veterans Day assembly at Elk Grove High School Friday.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
U.S. Army Brigadier General Kris A. Belanger speaks during a Veterans Day assembly at Elk Grove High School Friday.
  U.S. Army Brigadier General Kris A. Belanger speaks during a Veterans Day assembly at Elk Grove High School Friday.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
U.S. Army Brigadier General Kris A. Belanger speaks during a Veterans Day assembly at Elk Grove High School Friday.
  U.S. Army Brigadier General Kris A. Belanger speaks during a Veterans Day assembly at Elk Grove High School Friday.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
World War II veteran Al Mampre, of Skokie watches a presentation during a Veterans Day assembly at Elk Grove High School Friday.
  World War II veteran Al Mampre, of Skokie watches a presentation during a Veterans Day assembly at Elk Grove High School Friday.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Veterans are seated at the center of the gymnasium as they listen to U.S. Army Brigadier General Kris A. Belanger speak during a Veterans Day assembly at Elk Grove High School Friday.
  Veterans are seated at the center of the gymnasium as they listen to U.S. Army Brigadier General Kris A. Belanger speak during a Veterans Day assembly at Elk Grove High School Friday.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
William Firestone, left, of VFW Post 9284 in Elk Grove Village salutes during the playing of "Amazing Grace" on the bagpipes during a Veterans Day assembly at Elk Grove High School Friday.
  William Firestone, left, of VFW Post 9284 in Elk Grove Village salutes during the playing of "Amazing Grace" on the bagpipes during a Veterans Day assembly at Elk Grove High School Friday.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Retired Army veteran Sgt. Gabriel Gonzalez visits with a class at Lords Park Elementary School in Elgin Friday. Gonzalez retired from the Army after 20 years in 2006.
  Retired Army veteran Sgt. Gabriel Gonzalez visits with a class at Lords Park Elementary School in Elgin Friday. Gonzalez retired from the Army after 20 years in 2006.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
Crammed in to the school office, music teacher Mark Hutson holds the microphone up and leads the choir in the national anthem during morning announcements Friday at Lords Park Elementary School in Elgin. Six veterans visited the school Friday to talk about Veterans Day
  Crammed in to the school office, music teacher Mark Hutson holds the microphone up and leads the choir in the national anthem during morning announcements Friday at Lords Park Elementary School in Elgin. Six veterans visited the school Friday to talk about Veterans Day
Rick West | Staff Photographer
Sixth-grader Arian Zunica plays a patriotic song on the clarinet for visiting veterans at Lords Park Elementary School in Elgin Friday.
  Sixth-grader Arian Zunica plays a patriotic song on the clarinet for visiting veterans at Lords Park Elementary School in Elgin Friday.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
Dagmar Noll, sister of Janice Christensen, receives a World War II Victory Medal, a WASP medallion from congressman Brad Schneider during a memorial tribute for Women Airforce Service Pilot (WASP) Captain Janice C. Christensen at North Shore Garden of Memories in North Chicago.
  Dagmar Noll, sister of Janice Christensen, receives a World War II Victory Medal, a WASP medallion from congressman Brad Schneider during a memorial tribute for Women Airforce Service Pilot (WASP) Captain Janice C. Christensen at North Shore Garden of Memories in North Chicago.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Ellen Powell thanks congressman Brad Schneider during a memorial tribute for Women Airforce Service Pilot (WASP) Captain Janice C. Christensen at North Shore Garden of Memories in North Chicago. Powell is the niece of Janice Christensen.
  Ellen Powell thanks congressman Brad Schneider during a memorial tribute for Women Airforce Service Pilot (WASP) Captain Janice C. Christensen at North Shore Garden of Memories in North Chicago. Powell is the niece of Janice Christensen.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Ellen Powell, niece of Janice Christensen, places a veterans medallion on the grave of her aunt during a memorial tribute for Women Airforce Service Pilot (WASP) Captain Janice C. Christensen at North Shore Garden of Memories in North Chicago.
  Ellen Powell, niece of Janice Christensen, places a veterans medallion on the grave of her aunt during a memorial tribute for Women Airforce Service Pilot (WASP) Captain Janice C. Christensen at North Shore Garden of Memories in North Chicago.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Congressman Brad Schneider, right, speaks during a memorial tribute for Women Airforce Service Pilot (WASP) Captain Janice C. Christensen at North Shore Garden of Memories in North Chicago.
  Congressman Brad Schneider, right, speaks during a memorial tribute for Women Airforce Service Pilot (WASP) Captain Janice C. Christensen at North Shore Garden of Memories in North Chicago.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Waukegan High School Jr. ROTC salute during a memorial tribute for Women Airforce Service Pilot (WASP) Captain Janice C. Christensen at North Shore Garden of Memories in North Chicago.
  Waukegan High School Jr. ROTC salute during a memorial tribute for Women Airforce Service Pilot (WASP) Captain Janice C. Christensen at North Shore Garden of Memories in North Chicago.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Dagmar Noll, sister of Janice Christensen, holds a folded American flag during a memorial tribute for Women Airforce Service Pilot (WASP) Captain Janice C. Christensen at North Shore Garden of Memories in North Chicago.
  Dagmar Noll, sister of Janice Christensen, holds a folded American flag during a memorial tribute for Women Airforce Service Pilot (WASP) Captain Janice C. Christensen at North Shore Garden of Memories in North Chicago.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
This will adorn the grave stone of Women Airforce Service Pilot (WASP) Captain Janice C. Christensen at North Shore Garden of Memories in North Chicago.
  This will adorn the grave stone of Women Airforce Service Pilot (WASP) Captain Janice C. Christensen at North Shore Garden of Memories in North Chicago.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Dagmar Noll, right, sister of Janice Christensen, receives a World War II Victory Medal, a WASP medallion from congressman Brad Schneider during a memorial tribute for Women Airforce Service Pilot (WASP) Captain Janice C. Christensen at North Shore Garden of Memories in North Chicago.
  Dagmar Noll, right, sister of Janice Christensen, receives a World War II Victory Medal, a WASP medallion from congressman Brad Schneider during a memorial tribute for Women Airforce Service Pilot (WASP) Captain Janice C. Christensen at North Shore Garden of Memories in North Chicago.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Over 200 veterans attended the eighth annual Veterans Celebration and Breakfast in Arlington Heights on Saturday which was organized by the Veterans Memorial Committee of Arlington Heights. The event was held at the Lutheran Home in Arlington Heights.
  Over 200 veterans attended the eighth annual Veterans Celebration and Breakfast in Arlington Heights on Saturday which was organized by the Veterans Memorial Committee of Arlington Heights. The event was held at the Lutheran Home in Arlington Heights.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Over 200 veterans attended the eighth annual Veterans Celebration and Breakfast in Arlington Heights on Saturday which was organized by the Veterans Memorial Committee of Arlington Heights. The event was held at the Lutheran Home in Arlington Heights.The Soldier's Cross Ceremony was presented at the breakfast with American Legion Merle Guild Post 208 Color Guard member Gene Fehringer of Arlington Heights accepting a helmet from Nick Paglia of Rolling Meadows.
  Over 200 veterans attended the eighth annual Veterans Celebration and Breakfast in Arlington Heights on Saturday which was organized by the Veterans Memorial Committee of Arlington Heights. The event was held at the Lutheran Home in Arlington Heights.The Soldier's Cross Ceremony was presented at the breakfast with American Legion Merle Guild Post 208 Color Guard member Gene Fehringer of Arlington Heights accepting a helmet from Nick Paglia of Rolling Meadows.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Over 200 veterans attended the eighth annual Veterans Celebration and Breakfast in Arlington Heights on Saturday which was organized by the Veterans Memorial Committee of Arlington Heights. The event was held at the Lutheran Home in Arlington Heights.The Soldier's Cross Ceremony was presented at the breakfast with American Legion Merle Guild Post 208 Color Guard member Gene Fehringer of Arlington Heights accepting a helmet from Nick Paglia of Rolling Meadows.Don Wood of Mt. Prospect who served in the Korean conflict in years 53' to 55' wipes away tears as he remembers his fallen brother and father-in-law who also served.
  Over 200 veterans attended the eighth annual Veterans Celebration and Breakfast in Arlington Heights on Saturday which was organized by the Veterans Memorial Committee of Arlington Heights. The event was held at the Lutheran Home in Arlington Heights.The Soldier's Cross Ceremony was presented at the breakfast with American Legion Merle Guild Post 208 Color Guard member Gene Fehringer of Arlington Heights accepting a helmet from Nick Paglia of Rolling Meadows.Don Wood of Mt. Prospect who served in the Korean conflict in years 53' to 55' wipes away tears as he remembers his fallen brother and father-in-law who also served.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Over 200 veterans attended the eighth annual Veterans Celebration and Breakfast in Arlington Heights on Saturday which was organized by the Veterans Memorial Committee of Arlington Heights. The event was held at the Lutheran Home in Arlington Heights.The Soldier's Cross Ceremony was presented at the breakfast with American Legion Merle Guild Post 208 Color Guard member Gene Fehringer of Arlington Heights accepting a helmet from Nick Paglia of Rolling Meadows.Don Wood of Mt. Prospect who served in the Korean conflict in years 53' to 55' salutes remembering his fallen brother and father-in-law who also served.
  Over 200 veterans attended the eighth annual Veterans Celebration and Breakfast in Arlington Heights on Saturday which was organized by the Veterans Memorial Committee of Arlington Heights. The event was held at the Lutheran Home in Arlington Heights.The Soldier's Cross Ceremony was presented at the breakfast with American Legion Merle Guild Post 208 Color Guard member Gene Fehringer of Arlington Heights accepting a helmet from Nick Paglia of Rolling Meadows.Don Wood of Mt. Prospect who served in the Korean conflict in years 53' to 55' salutes remembering his fallen brother and father-in-law who also served.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Over 200 veterans attended the eighth annual Veterans Celebration and Breakfast in Arlington Heights on Saturday which was organized by the Veterans Memorial Committee of Arlington Heights. The event was held at the Lutheran Home in Arlington Heights.The Soldier's Cross Ceremony was presented at the breakfast with American Legion Merle Guild Post 208 Color Guard member Gene Fehringer of Arlington Heights accepting a soldier's dog tags.
  Over 200 veterans attended the eighth annual Veterans Celebration and Breakfast in Arlington Heights on Saturday which was organized by the Veterans Memorial Committee of Arlington Heights. The event was held at the Lutheran Home in Arlington Heights.The Soldier's Cross Ceremony was presented at the breakfast with American Legion Merle Guild Post 208 Color Guard member Gene Fehringer of Arlington Heights accepting a soldier's dog tags.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Army veteran James This of Schaumburg address the crowd Sunday during the Veterans Day Ceremony at Veterans Gateway Park at Town Square in Schaumburg.
  Army veteran James This of Schaumburg address the crowd Sunday during the Veterans Day Ceremony at Veterans Gateway Park at Town Square in Schaumburg.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Firefighters wear poppies Sunday during the Veterans Day Ceremony at Veterans Gateway Park at Town Square in Schaumburg.
  Firefighters wear poppies Sunday during the Veterans Day Ceremony at Veterans Gateway Park at Town Square in Schaumburg.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Schaumburg Village President Al Larson speaks Sunday during the Veterans Day Ceremony at Veterans Gateway Park at Town Square in Schaumburg.
  Schaumburg Village President Al Larson speaks Sunday during the Veterans Day Ceremony at Veterans Gateway Park at Town Square in Schaumburg.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
The rifle report was heard shortly after 11 a.m. Sunday during the Veterans Day Ceremony at Veterans Gateway Park at Town Square in Schaumburg.
  The rifle report was heard shortly after 11 a.m. Sunday during the Veterans Day Ceremony at Veterans Gateway Park at Town Square in Schaumburg.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Marco Dabetic, of Schaumburg, a Marine and a Vietnam Veteran bows his head Sunday during the Veterans Day Ceremony at Veterans Gateway Park at Town Square in Schaumburg.
  Marco Dabetic, of Schaumburg, a Marine and a Vietnam Veteran bows his head Sunday during the Veterans Day Ceremony at Veterans Gateway Park at Town Square in Schaumburg.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Members of the color guard come to rest after the weapons salute Sunday during the Veterans Day Ceremony at the DuPage Care Center, in Wheaton.
  Members of the color guard come to rest after the weapons salute Sunday during the Veterans Day Ceremony at the DuPage Care Center, in Wheaton.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Ken Jacobs of Veterans Memorial, Inc. speaks Sunday during the Veterans Day Ceremony at the DuPage Care Center, in Wheaton.
  Ken Jacobs of Veterans Memorial, Inc. speaks Sunday during the Veterans Day Ceremony at the DuPage Care Center, in Wheaton.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Vietnam Army Veteran Sam Maggio of Wheaton salutes the flag as it is posted Sunday during the Veterans Day Ceremony at the DuPage Care Center, in Wheaton. Maggio was awarded two Purple Hearts during his service, is the Senior Vice Commander VFW Post 2801 in Villa Park and is with the Military Order of the Purple Heart.
  Vietnam Army Veteran Sam Maggio of Wheaton salutes the flag as it is posted Sunday during the Veterans Day Ceremony at the DuPage Care Center, in Wheaton. Maggio was awarded two Purple Hearts during his service, is the Senior Vice Commander VFW Post 2801 in Villa Park and is with the Military Order of the Purple Heart.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
The color guard presents the flag Sunday during the Veterans Day Ceremony at the DuPage Care Center, in Wheaton.
  The color guard presents the flag Sunday during the Veterans Day Ceremony at the DuPage Care Center, in Wheaton.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Vietnam Army Veteran Sam Maggio of Wheaton salutes the flag as it is removed Sunday during the Veterans Day Ceremony at the DuPage Care Center, in Wheaton. Maggio was awarded two Purple Hearts during his service, is the Senior Vice Commander VFW Post 2801 in Villa Park and is with the Military Order of the Purple Heart.
  Vietnam Army Veteran Sam Maggio of Wheaton salutes the flag as it is removed Sunday during the Veterans Day Ceremony at the DuPage Care Center, in Wheaton. Maggio was awarded two Purple Hearts during his service, is the Senior Vice Commander VFW Post 2801 in Villa Park and is with the Military Order of the Purple Heart.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Air Force Veteran Doug Carmichael of Westmont plays taps Sunday during the Veterans Day Ceremony at the DuPage Care Center, in Wheaton.
  Air Force Veteran Doug Carmichael of Westmont plays taps Sunday during the Veterans Day Ceremony at the DuPage Care Center, in Wheaton.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
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