The following are among the Veterans Day events going on in DuPage County.

Thursday 9

To celebrate Veterans Day, College of DuPage Veterans Services hosts several events Thursday, Nov. 9, in the Student Services Center Atrium on campus, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. Events include: Posting of Colors by the College of DuPage Color Guard from 11 to 11:30 a.m. and Veterans Day Read-In from noon to 1 p.m. in the Student Services Center, Room 2201. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., visiting representatives from veterans organizations provide information about resources and support available to veterans. In addition, a range of armed forces regalia, such as service uniforms, branch insignia and awards, are displayed during an armed forces exhibition from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info: (630) 942-3814 or

Friday 10

Bryan Middle School in Elmhurst has a Veterans Recognition Breakfast from 7:30 to 8:15 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at 111 W. Butterfield Road, Elmhurst. It is followed by a Recognition Assembly for local veterans from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. The assembly includes Bruce Harkin as keynote speaker; Bryan Boy Scouts presenting and retiring the flag; the band and chorus performing patriotic music; and reading of winning essays on "Why do we honor veterans?" All interested veterans are invited to attend. Info: James Tang at

• York Community High School's seventh annual all-school Veterans Day assembly begins at 8 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at the school, 355 W. St. Charles Road, Elmhurst. Any interested U.S. veterans, as well as current servicemen and -women, are invited to be honored in York's Campbell Gym. Veterans are encouraged to arrive at 7:15 a.m. for coffee, pastries and bagels in the high school's Yorker Room; enter through the main door. RSVP to or (630) 617-2400, ext. 7285.

• Churchville Middle School's ninth annual Veterans Day Assembly welcomes veterans and their families from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at the school, 155 Victory Parkway, Elmhurst. Enter through the main door. RSVP to or (630) 832-8682, ext. 3949.

• "Reflections Framed" Military Service Celebration is 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at Le Jardin Restaurant in the Visitors Center at Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. Recognizes local veterans and benefits the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans. Info:

• Marmion Academy Veterans Day Observance Ceremony begins at 3:40 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, in the Alumni Hall gymnasium, 1000 Butterfield Road. The Marmion JROTC Cadet Corps honors all veterans, especially deceased alumni veterans of war, during the after-school formation and parade. Info: (630) 897-6936 or

• A nostalgic re-enactment of a World War II-era radio performance begins at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at Windsor Park Retirement Community, 124 Windsor Park Drive, Carol Stream. Enjoy tunes such as "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" and "In the Mood," comedy sketches, and a tribute to military veterans. Free. Reservations required: (877) 836-5664 or

Saturday 11

Naperville veterans will observe Veterans Day with a remembrance at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at Veterans Park on Gartner Avenue, across the street from Grace United Methodist Church. The Naperville Municipal Band will perform patriotic music. Info: (630) 355-7664.

• Judd Kendall VFW Post 3873 and American Legion Post 43 will have a Veterans Day event starting with a social at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, and dinner at 6 p.m. in the banquet room at Judd Kendall VFW Post 3873, 908 W. Jackson Ave. Cost: $14. Advance reservations due Tuesday, Nov. 7. Info: (630) 240-8868.

• A Veterans Day Breakfast and Ceremony is 8 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at Salt Creek Golf Club, 701 W. Thorndale Ave., Wood Dale. Breakfast is from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Ceremony immediately follows at Veterans Memorial Park, 269 W. Irving Park Road, Wood Dale. Info:

• Members of the York High School Student Council serve a free breakfast to American veterans and their families/friends from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, in the high school cafeteria, 355 W. St. Charles Road, Elmhurst. RSVP to or (630) 617-2400, ext. 7285.

• Veterans Day Breakfast takes place from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at White Pines Golf Club, 500 W. Jefferson St., Bensenville. Free to Bensenville residents who are veterans and their spouses and children; $6 others. Info:

• Brew It Forward Veterans Day takes place 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at First Division Museum at Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. Charity beer-tasting benefits local veterans organizations. Activities for families. Free admission. Info:

• A Veterans Day Ceremony begins at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at Veterans Memorial Park, 220 Civic Center Plaza, Glendale Heights. Flag and color guard presentation. Free. Info:

• A Veterans Day Parade starts at 10:15 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at Benton and Broadway in Aurora, and ends at the Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall for an "Honoring All Who Served" ceremony. Includes a rifle salute at 11 a.m., the time of the armistice ending World War I. Info: (630) 256-3370.

• Lombard Veterans Day Ceremony begins at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Veterans Memorial in Lombard Commons Park, 498 E. St. Charles Road, Lombard. Includes music and a bell-ringing ceremony to remember veterans who have died during the past year. Info: (630) 620-5700.

• A Carol Stream Veterans Day Ceremony starts at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at Memorial Park, 342 Thunderbird Trail, Carol Stream. Info:

• The Elmhurst American Legion has a military ball from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at Legion THB Post 187, 310 W. Butterfield Road. The formal military-style ball features cocktails, music, dancing and more. Tickets: $125. Info: (630) 267-3987 or

• A "Songs of World War I" concert is at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at DuPage County Historical Museum, 102 E. Wesley St., Wheaton. Free. Info: dupagemuseum.orgt/special.htm or (630) 510-4941.

Sunday 12

Performer and historian Elizabeth Carlson transports the audience to "A Hundred Years Ago on the Homefront: How American Families Faced the War to End All Wars" from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, in Century Memorial Chapel at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St., Naperville. Learn the history, sing the songs and taste the food in a program recognizing the 100th anniversary of World War I. Admission: $10 adults, $9 for ages 4 to 12 and students; $2 discount for members. Info: