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Paying tribute to veterans in Carpentersville

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  • Marine Corps veteran Alfred Laseke stands to be recognized during the Veterans Day ceremony Monday at Parkview Elementary in Carpentersville. Laseke, who lives in Rockford, visited Parkview since his grandson, Tommy Schnackel, is a third-grader at the school.

       Marine Corps veteran Alfred Laseke stands to be recognized during the Veterans Day ceremony Monday at Parkview Elementary in Carpentersville. Laseke, who lives in Rockford, visited Parkview since his grandson, Tommy Schnackel, is a third-grader at the school.
    Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

  • Marine Corps veteran and bugler Don Moore plays taps during the Veterans Day ceremony Monday at Parkview Elementary in Carpentersville. His daughter Gayle played the echo trumpet along with him. Moore is a member of the American Legion Post 679.

       Marine Corps veteran and bugler Don Moore plays taps during the Veterans Day ceremony Monday at Parkview Elementary in Carpentersville. His daughter Gayle played the echo trumpet along with him. Moore is a member of the American Legion Post 679.
    Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

  • Carpentersville Fire Department chaplain Dexter Ball leads a prayer during the Veterans Day ceremony Monday at Parkview Elementary in Carpentersville.

       Carpentersville Fire Department chaplain Dexter Ball leads a prayer during the Veterans Day ceremony Monday at Parkview Elementary in Carpentersville.
    Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

  • Third-graders Rheanna Niemiec, left, and Myracle Stewart sing "Thank You, Veterans" during the Veterans Day ceremony Monday at Parkview Elementary in Carpentersville.

       Third-graders Rheanna Niemiec, left, and Myracle Stewart sing "Thank You, Veterans" during the Veterans Day ceremony Monday at Parkview Elementary in Carpentersville.
    Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

  • Larry Zea of the American Legion Post 679 sings "God Bless America" as part of the ceremony Monday in Carpentersville.

       Larry Zea of the American Legion Post 679 sings "God Bless America" as part of the ceremony Monday in Carpentersville.
    Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald Report

The village of Carpentersville celebrated Veterans Day with a ceremony inside Parkview Elementary School.

The ceremony included a drum line from Dundee-Crown High School, a song by Parkview students and a rifle salute by American Legion members.

And though Veterans Day ceremonies took place across the suburbs Monday, the first observance of a holiday on Nov. 11 was in 1919 a year after the end of the first World War I. It was until 1954 that Nov. 11 went from Armistice Day to Veterans Day after a proclamation from the president to honor U.S. veterans from every war.

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