Monday, November 12, 2012
A Veterans Day ceremony was held Friday at the College of Lake County in Grayslake featuring various speakers, chaplain's prayer, posting of colors and a moving performance of the National Anthem and Taps.
"This is a day of remembrance, reflection and appreciation," said Darl Drummond, Vice President of Student Development for the College of Lake County at Friday's Veterans Day ceremony. "We owe a lot of gratitude to each and every one of them," said Drummond of our veterans. "We salute you and thank you for the bravery that has given others a better life." Sponsored by the CLC Student Activities Program Board, the event featured a prayer by Navy Chaplain Cmdr. Roger C. Bouma, a poem by professor Joel Chmara and Student Veterans Club President Ingrid Marlowe, who read a letter her Army Reservist father wrote about why he couldn't take her to the zoo at age 6 during "drill weekend." Marlowe said she just received the letter, because her …
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Court reporters collect stories of 14 Lake County combat war veterans.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
The stories of 14 combat war veterans from Lake County will soon be part of the Library of Congress' Veterans History Project. See the video on the veteran's project. The project collects first-hand accounts of veterans, as well as collecting personal items such as copies of diaries and letters. Official court reporters from the 19th Judicial Circuit produced transcripts of the interviews conducted on Oct. 26, and their stories will be archived at the Library of Congress. In this video, multiple World War II veterans discuss the significance of the project and give details of their experience in the war. This information was taken from the Lake County website.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
The community event will take place Sunday, Nov. 11 at Buffalo Grove High School.
Buffalo Grove will mark Veterans Day with a public ceremony Nov. 11 at Buffalo Grove High School. The event will begin with a reception at 2 p.m., followed by the formal program at 3 p.m. The program will include speeches, music and a 21-gun salute. Free refreshments will be served from from 2 - 2:45 p.m. courtesy of Culver’s of Buffalo Grove and The Hershey Company. How are you observing Veterans Day? Tell us in the comments section below. If there's a veteran in your life, share their story or upload a photo here!
Monday, Nov. 12 is a federal holiday, but many local services will remain open.
The Buffalo Grove Post Office will be closed Monday, Nov. 12 in observance of Veterans Day, but most other local services will be offered that day. Schools serving Buffalo Grove students will be in session. The Buffalo Grove Village Hall and Indian Trails and Vernon Area public libraries will also be open. Buffalo Grove will celebrate Veterans Day Sunday, Nov. 11 with a ceremony at Buffalo Grove High School. The event begins at 2 p.m. Do you have Monday off for Veterans Day? How do you plan to spend the day? Tell us in the comments section below.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
The community is invited to the College of Lake County's annual Veterans Day ceremony at 10 a.m. tomorrow.
The College of Lake County’s annual Veterans Day Ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9 in room C005 (C Wing Auditorium) on the Grayslake campus, 19351 W. Washington Street. (Please note time change from previously announced noon start.) The ceremony’s keynote speaker will be Debra Lewis, who served 20 years in the U.S. Navy as a hospital corpsman, retiring as a Hospital Corpsman First Class (E6). Lewis served as a field medic, dermatology technician, instructor, recruiter and recruit division commander over her military career. She holds a B.S. in business administration from Columbia College of Missouri and is currently pursuing her M.A. in human resource development and leadership from Webster University. She works at Naval …
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Veterans, elected officials and community members gathered Friday to celebrate Veterans Day.
Veterans, elected officials and community members gathered Friday to celebrate Veterans Day at a ceremony at Buffalo Grove High School. Speeches by veterans and politicians and patriotic music by the Great Lakes Navy Band punctuated the hour-long ceremony, which was preceeded by a public reception and followed by a 21-gun salute and the customary playing of "Taps."
Thursday, November 10, 2011
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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
Assembly focused on honoring service to the country and to the community.
Cooper Middle School marked Veterans Day on Wednesday with an all-school assembly in which students learned about service to the country and community and honored military personnel with patriotic music and speeches. U.S. Army Col. Dewey Lutzow, whose daughter Sarah attends Cooper, delivered a keynote speech in which he urged students to leave their mark on the world. "I don't want to talk about me. I want to talk about you. Your service, your legacy. How do you want to make a difference?" he asked. "How do you want to be remembered?" "You don't have to put on a uniform to serve this country, to serve this state, or serve this community," he told the students. "You are 12, 13 or 14 years old. You are no longer children. When you see …