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  • Payton Hoskinson, 9, of Chicago, sits with her dad, Tom, a Sergeant-Major in the U.S. Army Reserves, following a breakfast for Veterans at MacArthur Middle School, Prospect Heights, Thursday. Tom is a Mt. Prospect Police officer who has been deployed with the Army in Afghanistan.

       Payton Hoskinson, 9, of Chicago, sits with her dad, Tom, a Sergeant-Major in the U.S. Army Reserves, following a breakfast for Veterans at MacArthur Middle School, Prospect Heights, Thursday. Tom is a Mt. Prospect Police officer who has been deployed with the Army in Afghanistan.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Jerry Kowalski, left, of Elmhurst, National Chaplain for the Sons of Union Veterans walks through Johannes Cemetery just after the memorial ceremony on Veterans Day at the cemetery just south of O'Hare International Airport in Chicago on Thursday, November 11.

       Jerry Kowalski, left, of Elmhurst, National Chaplain for the Sons of Union Veterans walks through Johannes Cemetery just after the memorial ceremony on Veterans Day at the cemetery just south of O'Hare International Airport in Chicago on Thursday, November 11.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Sophomore George Alvarez of the Wheeling High School NJROTC color guard, stands at attention with the flag before a Veteran's Day event at MacArthur Middle School, Prospect Heights, Thursday.

       Sophomore George Alvarez of the Wheeling High School NJROTC color guard, stands at attention with the flag before a Veteran's Day event at MacArthur Middle School, Prospect Heights, Thursday.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Dennis Kersting of Des Plaines, who served the Navy during the Vietnam War, talks with eighth graders Tyler Anderson, center, and Paul Kim during a breakfast for Veterans at MacArthur Middle School, Prospect Heights, Thursday.

       Dennis Kersting of Des Plaines, who served the Navy during the Vietnam War, talks with eighth graders Tyler Anderson, center, and Paul Kim during a breakfast for Veterans at MacArthur Middle School, Prospect Heights, Thursday.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Veteran Robert Hluchy of Mt. Prospect salutes for the playing of the national anthem during a Veteran's Day event at MacArthur Middle School, Prospect Heights, Thursday.

       Veteran Robert Hluchy of Mt. Prospect salutes for the playing of the national anthem during a Veteran's Day event at MacArthur Middle School, Prospect Heights, Thursday.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Army veteran Malcolm Gougis of Prospect Heights recites the Pledge of Allegiance during a Veteran's Day event at MacArthur Middle School, Prospect Heights, Thursday.

       Army veteran Malcolm Gougis of Prospect Heights recites the Pledge of Allegiance during a Veteran's Day event at MacArthur Middle School, Prospect Heights, Thursday.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Jerry Kowalski, of Elmhurst, National Chaplain for the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War places an American Flag at the stone of the Civil War veteran after the memorial ceremony on Veterans Day at Johannes Cemetery just south of O'Hare International Airport in Chicago on Thursday, November 11.

       Jerry Kowalski, of Elmhurst, National Chaplain for the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War places an American Flag at the stone of the Civil War veteran after the memorial ceremony on Veterans Day at Johannes Cemetery just south of O'Hare International Airport in Chicago on Thursday, November 11.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Jerry Kowalski, of Elmhurst, National Chaplain for the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War talks after the memorial ceremony on Veterans Day at Johannes Cemetery just south of O'Hare International Airport in Chicago on Thursday, November 11.

       Jerry Kowalski, of Elmhurst, National Chaplain for the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War talks after the memorial ceremony on Veterans Day at Johannes Cemetery just south of O'Hare International Airport in Chicago on Thursday, November 11.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Jerry Kowalski, of Elmhurst, National Chaplain for the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War talks after the memorial ceremony on Veterans Day at Johannes Cemetery just south of O'Hare International Airport in Chicago on Thursday, November 11.

       Jerry Kowalski, of Elmhurst, National Chaplain for the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War talks after the memorial ceremony on Veterans Day at Johannes Cemetery just south of O'Hare International Airport in Chicago on Thursday, November 11.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Jerry Kowalski, of Elmhurst, National Chaplain for the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War places an American Flag at the stone of the Civil War veteran after the memorial ceremony on Veterans Day at Johannes Cemetery just south of O'Hare International Airport in Chicago on Thursday, November 11.

       Jerry Kowalski, of Elmhurst, National Chaplain for the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War places an American Flag at the stone of the Civil War veteran after the memorial ceremony on Veterans Day at Johannes Cemetery just south of O'Hare International Airport in Chicago on Thursday, November 11.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • National Chaplain for the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War held a memorial ceremony on Veterans Day at Johannes Cemetery just south of Chicago O'Hare International Airport on Thursday, November 11.

       National Chaplain for the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War held a memorial ceremony on Veterans Day at Johannes Cemetery just south of Chicago O'Hare International Airport on Thursday, November 11.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Rocco Jorgensen of the Second Brigade Motorcycle Club and a resident of Lake Villa, pours coffee for veteran Peter Phillips of Libertyville at the Winchester House in Libertyville Thursday. The Second Brigade Motorcycle Club sponsored a breakfast for veterans at Winchester House. Phillip's wife is a resident at Winchester House.

       Rocco Jorgensen of the Second Brigade Motorcycle Club and a resident of Lake Villa, pours coffee for veteran Peter Phillips of Libertyville at the Winchester House in Libertyville Thursday. The Second Brigade Motorcycle Club sponsored a breakfast for veterans at Winchester House. Phillip's wife is a resident at Winchester House.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • World War II veteran Earnest Forester, center, and others say the Pledge of Allegiance as members of the Second Brigade Motorcycle Club sponsored a breakfast for veterans at Winchester House in Libertyville Thursday.

       World War II veteran Earnest Forester, center, and others say the Pledge of Allegiance as members of the Second Brigade Motorcycle Club sponsored a breakfast for veterans at Winchester House in Libertyville Thursday.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Glen Rabanos of Hainesville says a few words as members of the Second Brigade Motorcycle Club sponsored a breakfast for veterans at Winchester House in Libertyville Thursday.

       Glen Rabanos of Hainesville says a few words as members of the Second Brigade Motorcycle Club sponsored a breakfast for veterans at Winchester House in Libertyville Thursday.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Lou Vatta of Elburn plays Taps in front of the Elburn American Legion Post 630 during the Elburn Veteran's Day ceremony Thursday.

       Lou Vatta of Elburn plays Taps in front of the Elburn American Legion Post 630 during the Elburn Veteran's Day ceremony Thursday.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • 5-year-old Zoey Pozen of Elburn holds a flag as she watches the ceremony during the Elburn Veteran's Day ceremony Thursday.

       5-year-old Zoey Pozen of Elburn holds a flag as she watches the ceremony during the Elburn Veteran's Day ceremony Thursday.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • U.S. Army veteran Gordon Dierschow of Elburn salutes during the Elburn Veteran's Day ceremony Thursday.

       U.S. Army veteran Gordon Dierschow of Elburn salutes during the Elburn Veteran's Day ceremony Thursday.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • The Elburn American Legion Post 630 color guard make their away along the parade route during the Elburn Veteran's Day ceremony Thursday.

       The Elburn American Legion Post 630 color guard make their away along the parade route during the Elburn Veteran's Day ceremony Thursday.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Norbert Lund of Sycamore holds the American flag during the Elburn Veteran's Day ceremony Thursday. Lund served in the Army from 1951-52 and has been a member of the Elburn American Legion Post 630 for 55 years.

       Norbert Lund of Sycamore holds the American flag during the Elburn Veteran's Day ceremony Thursday. Lund served in the Army from 1951-52 and has been a member of the Elburn American Legion Post 630 for 55 years.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Hampshire Middle School seventh-grader Allie Peters chats with World War II veteran Hugh Wallace during an interactive display Thursday at the school. Peters' father Tim, who served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1990-1991, was also one of the speakers during a Veterans Day service later in the afternoon. Wallace, whose son Jim is the school principal, served with the Army 82nd airborne paratroopers in World War II and was wounded several times in combat. He now lives in Fort Wayne, IN.

       Hampshire Middle School seventh-grader Allie Peters chats with World War II veteran Hugh Wallace during an interactive display Thursday at the school. Peters' father Tim, who served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1990-1991, was also one of the speakers during a Veterans Day service later in the afternoon. Wallace, whose son Jim is the school principal, served with the Army 82nd airborne paratroopers in World War II and was wounded several times in combat. He now lives in Fort Wayne, IN.
    Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

  • Hampshire Middle School sixth-grader Michael Saracco tries out some face camouflage from a burned wine cork during an interactive display on Veterans Day. Paratroopers used whatever they had on hand to help hide themselves on night drops during World War II.

       Hampshire Middle School sixth-grader Michael Saracco tries out some face camouflage from a burned wine cork during an interactive display on Veterans Day. Paratroopers used whatever they had on hand to help hide themselves on night drops during World War II.
    Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

  • Sixth-grade girls wait anxiously for their chance to have burned wine cork rubbed on their faces during an interactive display on Veterans Day at Hampshire Middle School. Re-enactor Stephane Goupil demonstrated how troops would burn the ends of wine corks and them smear them on their faces to provide additional camouflage during night parachute drops. Goupil, who served as an infantryman in France, now lives in Barrington and is a member of the 509th parachute infantry battalion re-enactment group.

       Sixth-grade girls wait anxiously for their chance to have burned wine cork rubbed on their faces during an interactive display on Veterans Day at Hampshire Middle School. Re-enactor Stephane Goupil demonstrated how troops would burn the ends of wine corks and them smear them on their faces to provide additional camouflage during night parachute drops. Goupil, who served as an infantryman in France, now lives in Barrington and is a member of the 509th parachute infantry battalion re-enactment group.
    Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

  • Sixth-grader McKenna Graham tries on gear worn by B-17 bomber pilots in World War II including a chest pack parachute, crusher cap and radio headphones during an interactive display on Veterans Day at Hampshire Middle School. The B-17 pilot at left, a member of the national Historical Re-enactment Society, asked not to be identified.

       Sixth-grader McKenna Graham tries on gear worn by B-17 bomber pilots in World War II including a chest pack parachute, crusher cap and radio headphones during an interactive display on Veterans Day at Hampshire Middle School. The B-17 pilot at left, a member of the national Historical Re-enactment Society, asked not to be identified.
    Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

  • World War II veteran Jim Donaldson, who served in the Navy salutes the flag as the colors are posted during the South Elgin VFW Post 2327 Veterans Day service at Panton Mill Park in South Elgin Thursday.

       World War II veteran Jim Donaldson, who served in the Navy salutes the flag as the colors are posted during the South Elgin VFW Post 2327 Veterans Day service at Panton Mill Park in South Elgin Thursday.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • South Elgin VFH commander David Kozuch pauses during the Veterans Day service at Panton Mill Park in South Elgin Thursday.

       South Elgin VFH commander David Kozuch pauses during the Veterans Day service at Panton Mill Park in South Elgin Thursday.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • The South Elgin Village Color Guard retires the colors after the South Elgin VFW Post 2327 Veterans Day service at Panton Mill Park.

       The South Elgin Village Color Guard retires the colors after the South Elgin VFW Post 2327 Veterans Day service at Panton Mill Park.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Veterans applaud during a Veterans Day ceremony at the Lindenhurst Veterans Memorial Thursday morning.

       Veterans applaud during a Veterans Day ceremony at the Lindenhurst Veterans Memorial Thursday morning.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Local veterans were honored during a Veterans Day ceremony at the Lindenhurst Veterans Memorial Thursday morning.

       Local veterans were honored during a Veterans Day ceremony at the Lindenhurst Veterans Memorial Thursday morning.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • World War II Veteran Ed Bybee of Lindenhurst, center, flanked by Richard May of Lindenhurst, left and Lawrence Piemontese of Mundelein, all stand as local veterans were honored during a Veterans Day ceremony at the Lindenhurst Veterans Memorial Thursday morning.

       World War II Veteran Ed Bybee of Lindenhurst, center, flanked by Richard May of Lindenhurst, left and Lawrence Piemontese of Mundelein, all stand as local veterans were honored during a Veterans Day ceremony at the Lindenhurst Veterans Memorial Thursday morning.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Reverend Lisle Kauffman of Calvary Presbyterian in Round Lake gives an animated speech during a Veterans Day ceremony at the Lindenhurst Veterans Memorial Thursday morning.

       Reverend Lisle Kauffman of Calvary Presbyterian in Round Lake gives an animated speech during a Veterans Day ceremony at the Lindenhurst Veterans Memorial Thursday morning.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Richard May of Lindenhurst, left, and Robert Budill of Lake Villa salute the flag during a Veterans Day ceremony at the Lindenhurst Veterans Memorial Thursday morning.

       Richard May of Lindenhurst, left, and Robert Budill of Lake Villa salute the flag during a Veterans Day ceremony at the Lindenhurst Veterans Memorial Thursday morning.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • At right, VFW Bloomingdale Post 7539 members salute World War II veterans from the Lee Manor Retirement home in Des Plaines, at DuJardin Elementary School in Bloomingdale.

       At right, VFW Bloomingdale Post 7539 members salute World War II veterans from the Lee Manor Retirement home in Des Plaines, at DuJardin Elementary School in Bloomingdale.
    DANIEL WHITE | Staff Photographer

  • VFW Bloomingdale Post 7539 members stand behind World War II veterans from the Lee Manor Retirement home in Des Plaines, at DuJardin Elementary School in Bloomingdale.

       VFW Bloomingdale Post 7539 members stand behind World War II veterans from the Lee Manor Retirement home in Des Plaines, at DuJardin Elementary School in Bloomingdale.
    DANIEL WHITE | Staff Photographer

  • Principal Mark Dwyer of DuJardin Elementary School in Bloomingdale, wheels in World War II veterans from the Lee Manor Retirement home in Des Plaines, to participate in a Veterans lunch at the school.

       Principal Mark Dwyer of DuJardin Elementary School in Bloomingdale, wheels in World War II veterans from the Lee Manor Retirement home in Des Plaines, to participate in a Veterans lunch at the school.
    DANIEL WHITE | Staff Photographer

  • Veterans representing their respective armed forces from left, Rod Harms, Marines, Paul Seger, Navy, Jerry Prybylski, Air Force, Nick DeBrown, Merchant Marines, Ron Ehrhardt, Army, and Victor Nowicki of the Coast Guard line up for the ground breaking of the future Veterans Memorial Site in Bartlett during Veterans Day dedication.

       Veterans representing their respective armed forces from left, Rod Harms, Marines, Paul Seger, Navy, Jerry Prybylski, Air Force, Nick DeBrown, Merchant Marines, Ron Ehrhardt, Army, and Victor Nowicki of the Coast Guard line up for the ground breaking of the future Veterans Memorial Site in Bartlett during Veterans Day dedication.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Greg Martin, of American Legion Post 1212 straightens the statue that he designed after unveiling it on the future Veterans Memorial Site in Bartlett during Veterans Day ceremonies.

       Greg Martin, of American Legion Post 1212 straightens the statue that he designed after unveiling it on the future Veterans Memorial Site in Bartlett during Veterans Day ceremonies.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Statue designed by Greg Martin, of American Legion Post 1212, is admired by the gathering during the dedication of the future Veterans Memorial Site in Bartlett during Veterans Day ceremonies.

       Statue designed by Greg Martin, of American Legion Post 1212, is admired by the gathering during the dedication of the future Veterans Memorial Site in Bartlett during Veterans Day ceremonies.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Glen Schlechter, left, and Bob Strickler raise the American Flag on the future Veterans Memorial Site during Veterans Day dedication in Bartlett.

       Glen Schlechter, left, and Bob Strickler raise the American Flag on the future Veterans Memorial Site during Veterans Day dedication in Bartlett.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • World War ll Merchant Marine veteran Nick DeBrown of Bartlett, salutes the flag during Veterans Memorial Site dedication in Bartlett.

       World War ll Merchant Marine veteran Nick DeBrown of Bartlett, salutes the flag during Veterans Memorial Site dedication in Bartlett.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Past veterans stood at attention as the gun salute honored military men and women that have fallen since last year during Naperville's observance of Veterans Day Thursday at Veterans Park in Naperville.

       Past veterans stood at attention as the gun salute honored military men and women that have fallen since last year during Naperville's observance of Veterans Day Thursday at Veterans Park in Naperville.
    Suzanne Caraker | Staff Photographer

  • Colin Spiller of Naperville stood back from the crowd Thursday at Naperville's observance of Veterans Day at Veterans Park in Naperville. Spiller was a Staff Sergeant in the Army and was deployed on a 14 month tour in Korea.

       Colin Spiller of Naperville stood back from the crowd Thursday at Naperville's observance of Veterans Day at Veterans Park in Naperville. Spiller was a Staff Sergeant in the Army and was deployed on a 14 month tour in Korea.
    Suzanne Caraker | Staff Photographer

  • Carolyn Lauing-Finzer of Naperville stood at the front during the Veterans Day observance Thursday at Veterans Park in Naperville. Lauing-Finzer was there in support of her father who had fought in World War II under Gen. Patton's 6th Armored Division. "This is always a memorial day," Lauing-Finzer said.

       Carolyn Lauing-Finzer of Naperville stood at the front during the Veterans Day observance Thursday at Veterans Park in Naperville. Lauing-Finzer was there in support of her father who had fought in World War II under Gen. Patton's 6th Armored Division. "This is always a memorial day," Lauing-Finzer said.
    Suzanne Caraker | Staff Photographer

  • The Naperville Municipal Band played during Veterans Day Thursday at Veterans Park in Naperville.

       The Naperville Municipal Band played during Veterans Day Thursday at Veterans Park in Naperville.
    Suzanne Caraker | Staff Photographer

  • The Wheaton North Wind Ensemble performs at a Veterans Day event honoring Medal of Honor recipient Rob Miller at Wheaton North High School on Thursday. Miller was a member of the band when he was a student at North.

       The Wheaton North Wind Ensemble performs at a Veterans Day event honoring Medal of Honor recipient Rob Miller at Wheaton North High School on Thursday. Miller was a member of the band when he was a student at North.
    Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • Left to right, veterans Tom Mouhelis, Louie Celli, Louie Licastro and Robert Hoffman listens as Governor Pat Quinn speaks at a Veterans Day event honoring Medal of Honor recipient Staff Sgt. Rob Miller at Wheaton North High School on Thursday.

       Left to right, veterans Tom Mouhelis, Louie Celli, Louie Licastro and Robert Hoffman listens as Governor Pat Quinn speaks at a Veterans Day event honoring Medal of Honor recipient Staff Sgt. Rob Miller at Wheaton North High School on Thursday.
    Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • Bobby Kaye speaks to students and veterans during a Veterans Day event honoring his friend Medal of Honor recipient Rob Miller at Wheaton North High School on Thursday. Kaye is a 2002 graduate of Wheaton Warrenville South and has also served two tours of duty in Iraq.

       Bobby Kaye speaks to students and veterans during a Veterans Day event honoring his friend Medal of Honor recipient Rob Miller at Wheaton North High School on Thursday. Kaye is a 2002 graduate of Wheaton Warrenville South and has also served two tours of duty in Iraq.
    Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • Medal of Honor recipient Allen Lynch speaks at a Veterans Day event honoring Medal of Honor recipient Staff Sgt. Rob Miller at Wheaton North High School.

       Medal of Honor recipient Allen Lynch speaks at a Veterans Day event honoring Medal of Honor recipient Staff Sgt. Rob Miller at Wheaton North High School.
    Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • From left, Jim Myers, Jesse Frank, and Phil Jungles, all veterans from North Aurora, receive hugs from Share and Care Learning Center students at the Veterans Day ceremony in North Aurora on Thursday, November 11. Myers, a Navy vet, said it brought tears to his eyes. Frank served in the Marines and Jungles served in the Army.

       From left, Jim Myers, Jesse Frank, and Phil Jungles, all veterans from North Aurora, receive hugs from Share and Care Learning Center students at the Veterans Day ceremony in North Aurora on Thursday, November 11. Myers, a Navy vet, said it brought tears to his eyes. Frank served in the Marines and Jungles served in the Army.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Laura Stoecker/lstoecker@dailyherald.comAureliano Delatorre of Aurora receives a hug from Morgan Lewis, left, and Shelby Balduff, both 10, after the Veterans Day ceremony in North Aurora on Thursday, November 11. Delatorre's son, Jesse, was killed while serving in the Marines in 2007. Morgan and Shelby came from the nearby after school day care Share and Care Learning Center.

      Laura Stoecker/lstoecker@dailyherald.comAureliano Delatorre of Aurora receives a hug from Morgan Lewis, left, and Shelby Balduff, both 10, after the Veterans Day ceremony in North Aurora on Thursday, November 11. Delatorre's son, Jesse, was killed while serving in the Marines in 2007. Morgan and Shelby came from the nearby after school day care Share and Care Learning Center.

  • Tom Bulin of Oswego serves in the Fox Valley Marine Corps Firing Squad for the Veterans Day ceremony in North Aurora on Thursday, November 11. Bulin served in the Marines from 1965-69.

       Tom Bulin of Oswego serves in the Fox Valley Marine Corps Firing Squad for the Veterans Day ceremony in North Aurora on Thursday, November 11. Bulin served in the Marines from 1965-69.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Laura Stoecker/lstoecker@dailyherald.comMany were in attendance for the Veterans Day ceremony in North Aurora on Thursday, November 11.

      Laura Stoecker/lstoecker@dailyherald.comMany were in attendance for the Veterans Day ceremony in North Aurora on Thursday, November 11.

  • Veteran Frank Gordon of Aurora serves in the Fox Valley Marine Marine Corps Color Guard for the Veterans Day ceremony in North Aurora on Thursday, November 11.

       Veteran Frank Gordon of Aurora serves in the Fox Valley Marine Marine Corps Color Guard for the Veterans Day ceremony in North Aurora on Thursday, November 11.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • American flags are passed out before the start of the Veterans Day ceremony in North Aurora Thursday, November 11.

       American flags are passed out before the start of the Veterans Day ceremony in North Aurora Thursday, November 11.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

 

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