If you are looking for a way to commemorate Veterans Day or participate in an event at a local school, there are several opportunities to do so later this week.
Riverside-Brookfield High School, 160 Ridgewood Road in Riverside, invites veterans to its annual Veteran Day program on Friday, Nov. 10 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
The program begins with a continental breakfast for veterans, followed by an all- school assembly in the gym. The program concludes with classroom sessions where students and veterans can interact.
All veterans are invited to participate, particularly those willing to answer questions regarding their experiences and discuss their service with teenagers.
Anyone interested in participating can call Mary Ann Nardi at 708-442-7500.
Lyons Township High School is inviting all veterans and their family members to join the school at a Veterans Day assembly on both campuses on Friday, Nov. 10.
The South Campus assembly, which will be held in the fieldhouse, 4900 Willow Springs Road in Western Springs, begins at 9:15 a.m. The North Campus assembly, in the fieldhouse at 100 S. Brainard Ave. in LaGrange, starts at 12:30 p.m.
For more details or questions, call Melinda Edwards in the main office at 708-579-6305.
Hines VA Hospital, 5000 S. 5th Ave. (between Roosevelt and Cermak roads), will recognize veterans from World War II to the present at a Veterans Day ceremony and resource center event on Friday, Nov. 10 beginning at 10 a.m.
The ceremony takes place at 10 a.m. in the hospital’s front lobby. The resource fair is from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the hospital’s north parking lot. Among those taking part are Miss Illinois 2018 and Miss Teen Illinois 2018, the Proviso West High School JROTC Color Guard and Staley, the Chicago Bears mascot.
Live entertainment will be provided by the Chicago Bears Drumline and Guitars for Vets. Refreshments will be provided by the Salvation Army Canteen Truck.
During the resource fair, VA staff will provide free flu shots to eligible veterans and more than a dozen organizations will be present to provide information on programs and services for veterans and their families.
The Joshua Harris Memorial VFW Post #2868 will hold a ceremony in honor of Veterans Day on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at Veterans Park, located at the corner of Grand Boulevard and Sunnyside Avenue in Brookfield.
Brookfield Zoo, 3300 Golf Road in Brookfield, will again honor those who have served in the Armed Forces at a special Veterans Day ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 11. Zoo admission is free for all guests on Veterans Day (parking fees still apply).
From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., guests can view an array of military memorabilia, including uniforms and documents from the Revolutionary War to the present, as well as a military vehicle at the Discovery Center plaza.
From noon to 12:45 p.m. enjoy the music of the Legacy Girls, who channel the Andrews Sisters.
The ceremony begins at 12:45 p.m. at the Discovery Center, with a posting of the colors and playing of the National Anthem. A number of veterans will be on hand for the event.
Following the ceremony, guests can watch a performance by the Jesse White Tumblers
Cook County Recorder of Deeds staff will also be on hand to enroll those interested in the Cook County Military and Veterans Discount program.