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  • Navy Capt. Paul Roach gives the keynote address during a Veterans Day ceremony at the College of Lake County Friday in Grayslake.

      Navy Capt. Paul Roach gives the keynote address during a Veterans Day ceremony at the College of Lake County Friday in Grayslake.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Veteran Orval Kolden of Lake Forest salutes during a Veterans Day ceremony at the College of Lake County Friday in Grayslake. Kolden served in the Army from 1946-1974.

      Veteran Orval Kolden of Lake Forest salutes during a Veterans Day ceremony at the College of Lake County Friday in Grayslake. Kolden served in the Army from 1946-1974.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Steve Lundy/slundy@dailyherald.comColor Guard from Naval Station Great Lakes present the colors during a Veterans Day ceremony at the College of Lake County Friday in Grayslake.

    Steve Lundy/slundy@dailyherald.comColor Guard from Naval Station Great Lakes present the colors during a Veterans Day ceremony at the College of Lake County Friday in Grayslake.

  • Army veteran George Duberstein of Haineville listens to the keynote address during a Veterans Day ceremony at the College of Lake County Friday in Grayslake. Duberstein served two tours of duty in Vietnam.

      Army veteran George Duberstein of Haineville listens to the keynote address during a Veterans Day ceremony at the College of Lake County Friday in Grayslake. Duberstein served two tours of duty in Vietnam.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Steve Lundy/slundy@dailyherald.comColor Guard from Naval Station Great Lakes march in during a Veterans Day ceremony at the College of Lake County Friday in Grayslake.

    Steve Lundy/slundy@dailyherald.comColor Guard from Naval Station Great Lakes march in during a Veterans Day ceremony at the College of Lake County Friday in Grayslake.

 
Staff Report

The College of Lake County hosted its annual Veterans Day ceremony Friday, with a Navy captain as the keynote speaker. Capt. Paul Roach was a combat trauma surgeon who led a medical and surgical company that supported a Marine Corps offensive in southern Afghanistan in 2014.

Roach's speech focused on his meaning of Veterans Day: memories.

"I visit Afghanistan or Afghanistan visits me probably every day of my life," Roach said.

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