More than 200 attend Veterans Celebration in Arlington Heights

 
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Updated 11/10/2018 5:28 PM
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  • The Soldier's Cross Ceremony was presented at the breakfast with American Legion Merle Guild Post 208 Color Guard member Gene Fehringer of Arlington Heights accepting a helmet from Nick Paglia of Rolling Meadows.

      The Soldier's Cross Ceremony was presented at the breakfast with American Legion Merle Guild Post 208 Color Guard member Gene Fehringer of Arlington Heights accepting a helmet from Nick Paglia of Rolling Meadows. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • More than 200 veterans attended the eighth annual Veterans Celebration and Breakfast in Arlington Heights on Saturday. It was organized by the Veterans Memorial Committee of Arlington Heights and held at the Lutheran Home in Arlington Heights.

      More than 200 veterans attended the eighth annual Veterans Celebration and Breakfast in Arlington Heights on Saturday. It was organized by the Veterans Memorial Committee of Arlington Heights and held at the Lutheran Home in Arlington Heights. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Don Wood of Mount Prospect, who served in the Korean conflict from 1953 to 1955, wipes away tears during the Soldier's Cross Ceremony as he remembers his fallen brother and father-in-law, who also served.

      Don Wood of Mount Prospect, who served in the Korean conflict from 1953 to 1955, wipes away tears during the Soldier's Cross Ceremony as he remembers his fallen brother and father-in-law, who also served. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Don Wood of Mount Prospect, who served in the Korean conflict from 1953 to 1955, salutes during the Soldier's Cross Ceremony as he remembers his fallen brother and father-in-law, who also served.

      Don Wood of Mount Prospect, who served in the Korean conflict from 1953 to 1955, salutes during the Soldier's Cross Ceremony as he remembers his fallen brother and father-in-law, who also served. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • American Legion Merle Guild Post 208 Color Guard member Gene Fehringer of Arlington Heights accepts a soldier's dog tags during the Soldier's Cross Ceremony was presented at the eighth annual Veterans Celebration and Breakfast in Arlington Heights on Saturday.

      American Legion Merle Guild Post 208 Color Guard member Gene Fehringer of Arlington Heights accepts a soldier's dog tags during the Soldier's Cross Ceremony was presented at the eighth annual Veterans Celebration and Breakfast in Arlington Heights on Saturday. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

The eighth annual Veterans Celebration and Breakfast organized by the Veterans Memorial Committee of Arlington Heights was Saturday morning at the Lutheran Home Chapel, 800 W. Oakton St., in Arlington Heights.

More than 200 people attended the event, which featured a celebration of the U.S. Marine Corps' 242nd birthday by the Northwest Suburban Marine Corps League #80 and the yearly "Remembering Our Veterans" photo.

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