Sen. Kirk presents medals at Buffalo Grove veterans ceremony

  • Sen. Mark Kirk presents Laurel D'Angelo of Palatine medals that her father Robert Gettings, a World War II veteran, left, who recently died, had never received. Kirk was instrumental in obtaining the medals. The Buffalo Grove Park District honored past and present military heroes at the Community Arts Center.

      Sen. Mark Kirk presents Laurel D'Angelo of Palatine medals that her father Robert Gettings, a World War II veteran, left, who recently died, had never received. Kirk was instrumental in obtaining the medals. The Buffalo Grove Park District honored past and present military heroes at the Community Arts Center. Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Army veteran Morris Rosman of Buffalo Grove watches the presentations as the Buffalo Grove Park District honors past and present military heroes at the Community Arts Center.

      Army veteran Morris Rosman of Buffalo Grove watches the presentations as the Buffalo Grove Park District honors past and present military heroes at the Community Arts Center. Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Keynote speaker Paul Baffico of Lake Bluff talks about his years of service with the Army 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam and about his healing from the invisible wounds of combat, as the Buffalo Grove Park District honored past and present military heroes at the Community Arts Center.

      Keynote speaker Paul Baffico of Lake Bluff talks about his years of service with the Army 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam and about his healing from the invisible wounds of combat, as the Buffalo Grove Park District honored past and present military heroes at the Community Arts Center. Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

 
Updated 11/11/2014 5:48 PM

The Buffalo Grove Park District honored past and present military heroes on Tuesday at the Community Arts Center, 225 McHenry Road.

A highlight of the event was when U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk presented Laurel D'Angelo of Palatine medals for her father Robert Gettings, a World War II veteran who recently died.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

The keynote speaker was Paul Baffico of Lake Bluff, who talked about his years of service with the Army 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam and about healing from the invisible wounds of combat.

The ceremony, at a new location this year, included refreshments from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m., and the program at 1:30 p.m.

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