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  • The Color Guard marches through the Naperville Healing Field to post the colors for the Naperville Veterans Day Ceremony, Sunday.

       The Color Guard marches through the Naperville Healing Field to post the colors for the Naperville Veterans Day Ceremony, Sunday.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • World War II veteran Robert Church of Elgin watches Sunday at a Veterans Day ceremony at the waterfront memorial behind the Gail Borden Library in Elgin. He was a radio operator in the Army and Air Force and served in Italy during World War II. The official groundbreaking for Phase II of the memorial also took place.

       World War II veteran Robert Church of Elgin watches Sunday at a Veterans Day ceremony at the waterfront memorial behind the Gail Borden Library in Elgin. He was a radio operator in the Army and Air Force and served in Italy during World War II. The official groundbreaking for Phase II of the memorial also took place.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • David Sam, Elgin Community College President, speaks Sunday at a Veterans Day ceremony at the waterfront memorial behind the Gail Borden Library in Elgin. The official groundbreaking for Phase II of the memorial also took place.

       David Sam, Elgin Community College President, speaks Sunday at a Veterans Day ceremony at the waterfront memorial behind the Gail Borden Library in Elgin. The official groundbreaking for Phase II of the memorial also took place.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • The Naperville Healing Field on Rotary Hill was a sea of red, white and blue Sunday as the city honored veterans with a Veterans Day Ceremony.

       The Naperville Healing Field on Rotary Hill was a sea of red, white and blue Sunday as the city honored veterans with a Veterans Day Ceremony.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Marine Sergeant Kamal Abdelbaki climbs Rotary Hill through the Naperville Healing Field that honors veterans.

       Marine Sergeant Kamal Abdelbaki climbs Rotary Hill through the Naperville Healing Field that honors veterans.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Marine Sergeant Kamal Abdelbaki looks down from Rotary Hill at the Naperville Healing Field that honors veterans.

       Marine Sergeant Kamal Abdelbaki looks down from Rotary Hill at the Naperville Healing Field that honors veterans.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Veterans bow their head during the Naperville Veterans Day Ceremony, Sunday.

       Veterans bow their head during the Naperville Veterans Day Ceremony, Sunday.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Alexis Davila, 12 of Naperville braces herself against a flagpole as she photographs the Naperville Healing Field on Rotary Hill, Sunday.

       Alexis Davila, 12 of Naperville braces herself against a flagpole as she photographs the Naperville Healing Field on Rotary Hill, Sunday.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Tuba players Preston Smith and Brian Arvanites have a large American flag reflected in their instruments as St. Charles Mayor Don DeWitte applauds Sunday at the Sixth Annual Veterans Celebration Concert for Veterans Day at St. Charles North High School.

       Tuba players Preston Smith and Brian Arvanites have a large American flag reflected in their instruments as St. Charles Mayor Don DeWitte applauds Sunday at the Sixth Annual Veterans Celebration Concert for Veterans Day at St. Charles North High School.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Scouts from St. Charles Girl Scout Troop #1036, Boy Scout Troo #56, and Elburn boy Scout Troop #7 stand at attention as they present the colors Sunday at the Sixth Annual Veterans Celebration Concert for Veterans Day at St. Charles North High School.

       Scouts from St. Charles Girl Scout Troop #1036, Boy Scout Troo #56, and Elburn boy Scout Troop #7 stand at attention as they present the colors Sunday at the Sixth Annual Veterans Celebration Concert for Veterans Day at St. Charles North High School.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Conductor Brian Wis leads the Wind Symphony Sunday at the Sixth Annual Veterans Celebration Concert for Veterans Day at St. Charles North High School.

       Conductor Brian Wis leads the Wind Symphony Sunday at the Sixth Annual Veterans Celebration Concert for Veterans Day at St. Charles North High School.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Connor Luxon, 4, of Vernon Hills, runs through the row of American flags lined up around Cook Memorial Park in Libertyville on Veterans Day Sunday.

       Connor Luxon, 4, of Vernon Hills, runs through the row of American flags lined up around Cook Memorial Park in Libertyville on Veterans Day Sunday.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Post Commander Gordon Finkel, of American Legion Post 771, left, and Iraq War veteran Steven Blais salute the U.S. flag as colors are presented during the Veterans Day ceremony Sunday at the Warren Township Veteran's Memorial outside of the Gurnee police headquarters. The celebration was organized by American Legion Post 771 and the Village of Gurnee.

       Post Commander Gordon Finkel, of American Legion Post 771, left, and Iraq War veteran Steven Blais salute the U.S. flag as colors are presented during the Veterans Day ceremony Sunday at the Warren Township Veteran's Memorial outside of the Gurnee police headquarters. The celebration was organized by American Legion Post 771 and the Village of Gurnee.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Veterans Kirk Morris, left, and Edwin Golien, 85, as he holds his dog, Ginger, bow their heads in prayer during the Veterans Day ceremony Sunday at the Warren Township Veteran's Memorial outside of the Gurnee police headquarters. Morris' son, Geoffrey, died in the Iraq War in 2004 where he served as a Marine.

       Veterans Kirk Morris, left, and Edwin Golien, 85, as he holds his dog, Ginger, bow their heads in prayer during the Veterans Day ceremony Sunday at the Warren Township Veteran's Memorial outside of the Gurnee police headquarters. Morris' son, Geoffrey, died in the Iraq War in 2004 where he served as a Marine.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Artist Bruce Niemi talks about his sculpture called "Always Remembered" before the Veterans Day ceremony Sunday at the Hanover Park Village Hall featuring the unveiling of Veterans Memorial Plaza. The dedication was hosted by VFW Post 11018 and Post 5151 and the Village of Hanover Park.

       Artist Bruce Niemi talks about his sculpture called "Always Remembered" before the Veterans Day ceremony Sunday at the Hanover Park Village Hall featuring the unveiling of Veterans Memorial Plaza. The dedication was hosted by VFW Post 11018 and Post 5151 and the Village of Hanover Park.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Frank Zepeda, of Hanover Park, right, looks for the name of his great uncle William Bufalini before the Veterans Day ceremony Sunday at the Hanover Park Village Hall featuring the unveiling of Veterans Memorial Plaza. Bufalini was a World War II veteran who was at Pearl Harbor when it was attacked by Japan.

       Frank Zepeda, of Hanover Park, right, looks for the name of his great uncle William Bufalini before the Veterans Day ceremony Sunday at the Hanover Park Village Hall featuring the unveiling of Veterans Memorial Plaza. Bufalini was a World War II veteran who was at Pearl Harbor when it was attacked by Japan.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Veterans Joe Tremmel, left, and Glen Schlechter salute as the national anthem is sung during the Veterans Day ceremony Sunday at the Hanover Park Village Hall featuring the unveiling of Veterans Memorial Plaza. The dedication was hosted by VFW Post 11018 and Post 5151 and the Village of Hanover Park.

       Veterans Joe Tremmel, left, and Glen Schlechter salute as the national anthem is sung during the Veterans Day ceremony Sunday at the Hanover Park Village Hall featuring the unveiling of Veterans Memorial Plaza. The dedication was hosted by VFW Post 11018 and Post 5151 and the Village of Hanover Park.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

 

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