Images: Veterans Day around the suburbs

 
 
Updated 11/11/2019 10:47 PM

See images from Veterans Day events around the suburbs as people pay respect to those who have served.

Bob Huber of South Elgin and VFW Post 5036 salutes as Taps is played during the Veterans Day service on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, at the St. Charles Police Department.
  Bob Huber of South Elgin and VFW Post 5036 salutes as Taps is played during the Veterans Day service on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, at the St. Charles Police Department.
Jeff Knox | Staff Photographer
Sr. Vice Commander of the VFW 4th District, Marco Dabetic, salutes the American Flag at the conclusion of Monday's Veterans Day ceremony at Veterans Gateway Park in Schaumburg.
  Sr. Vice Commander of the VFW 4th District, Marco Dabetic, salutes the American Flag at the conclusion of Monday's Veterans Day ceremony at Veterans Gateway Park in Schaumburg.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Members of American Legion Post 57 from Elgin step outside to perform the rifle salute during the Elgin Veterans Day ceremony Monday. The event got moved inside the Heritage Ballroom at the Centre of Elgin because of the weather.
  Members of American Legion Post 57 from Elgin step outside to perform the rifle salute during the Elgin Veterans Day ceremony Monday. The event got moved inside the Heritage Ballroom at the Centre of Elgin because of the weather.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
Arlington VFW Post 981 color guard commander Dale Berg of Arlington Heights salutes during Monday's Veterans Day ceremony held by the VFW Post and the Buffalo Grove Park District at the Community Arts Center.
  Arlington VFW Post 981 color guard commander Dale Berg of Arlington Heights salutes during Monday's Veterans Day ceremony held by the VFW Post and the Buffalo Grove Park District at the Community Arts Center.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Vietnam veteran and VFW Post member Richard Zawislak stands at attention during the national anthem at the beginning of the Veterans Day service on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, at the St. Charles Police Department.
  Vietnam veteran and VFW Post member Richard Zawislak stands at attention during the national anthem at the beginning of the Veterans Day service on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, at the St. Charles Police Department.
Jeff Knox | Staff Photographer
Schaumburg firefighter Mike Whelan, left, stands guard over the American Flag as VFW Post 2202 commander James Thies says a few words during Monday's Veterans Day ceremony at Veterans Gateway Park in Schaumburg.
  Schaumburg firefighter Mike Whelan, left, stands guard over the American Flag as VFW Post 2202 commander James Thies says a few words during Monday's Veterans Day ceremony at Veterans Gateway Park in Schaumburg.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Elgin High School sophomore Matt Khosrowabadi plays Taps during the Elgin Veterans Day ceremony at the Heritage Ballroom at the Centre of Elgin Monday.
  Elgin High School sophomore Matt Khosrowabadi plays Taps during the Elgin Veterans Day ceremony at the Heritage Ballroom at the Centre of Elgin Monday.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
Congressman Brad Schneider poses for a photo with Arlington VFW Post 981 members during a Veterans Day reception Monday at the Community Arts Center in Buffalo Grove.
  Congressman Brad Schneider poses for a photo with Arlington VFW Post 981 members during a Veterans Day reception Monday at the Community Arts Center in Buffalo Grove.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Schaumburg police and fire color guard members post the flags at the start of Monday's Veterans Day ceremony at Veterans Gateway Park in Town Square.
  Schaumburg police and fire color guard members post the flags at the start of Monday's Veterans Day ceremony at Veterans Gateway Park in Town Square.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Don Sleeman of Elgin bows his head during the invocation during the Elgin Veterans Day ceremony Monday. The event got moved inside the Heritage Ballroom at the Centre of Elgin because of the weather.
  Don Sleeman of Elgin bows his head during the invocation during the Elgin Veterans Day ceremony Monday. The event got moved inside the Heritage Ballroom at the Centre of Elgin because of the weather.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
Schaumburg VFW Post 2202 commander James Thies speaks as Veterans Day ceremony attendees try and keep warm against the snow and wind Monday in Schaumburg.
  Schaumburg VFW Post 2202 commander James Thies speaks as Veterans Day ceremony attendees try and keep warm against the snow and wind Monday in Schaumburg.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Dave Yankleinow and the honor guard from American Legion Post 57 from Elgin present the colors during the Elgin Veterans Day ceremony Monday. The event got moved inside the Heritage Ballroom at the Centre of Elgin because of the weather.
  Dave Yankleinow and the honor guard from American Legion Post 57 from Elgin present the colors during the Elgin Veterans Day ceremony Monday. The event got moved inside the Heritage Ballroom at the Centre of Elgin because of the weather.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
Students from Schaumburg Christian School sing during Schaumburg's Veterans Day ceremony Monday at Veterans Gateway Park in Town Square.
  Students from Schaumburg Christian School sing during Schaumburg's Veterans Day ceremony Monday at Veterans Gateway Park in Town Square.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Members of the rifle squad stand at attention as snow falls during Schaumburg's Veterans Day ceremony Monday at Veterans Gateway Park.
  Members of the rifle squad stand at attention as snow falls during Schaumburg's Veterans Day ceremony Monday at Veterans Gateway Park.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Buffalo Grove Park District's recreation supervisor Terri Ebner hands out flags at the start of Monday's Veterans Day ceremony at the Community Arts Center in Buffalo Grove.
  Buffalo Grove Park District's recreation supervisor Terri Ebner hands out flags at the start of Monday's Veterans Day ceremony at the Community Arts Center in Buffalo Grove.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Arlington VFW Post 981 commander Mike Smogor was one of the guest speakers at Monday's Veterans Day ceremony at the Community Arts Center in Buffalo Grove.
  Arlington VFW Post 981 commander Mike Smogor was one of the guest speakers at Monday's Veterans Day ceremony at the Community Arts Center in Buffalo Grove.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Members of the Arlington VFW Post 981 post the colors during Monday's Veterans Day ceremony at the Community Arts Center.
  Members of the Arlington VFW Post 981 post the colors during Monday's Veterans Day ceremony at the Community Arts Center.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Elgin Mayor David Kaptain speaks during the Elgin Veterans Day ceremony Monday.
  Elgin Mayor David Kaptain speaks during the Elgin Veterans Day ceremony Monday.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
Marine Veteran and St. Charles Police Commander Mike Griesbaum spoke about his service during the Veterans Day program on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, at the St. Charles Police Department.
  Marine Veteran and St. Charles Police Commander Mike Griesbaum spoke about his service during the Veterans Day program on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, at the St. Charles Police Department.
Jeff Knox | Staff Photographer
The Elgin Veterans Day ceremony was moved inside the Heritage Ballroom at the Centre of Elgin from its normal location at Veterans Memorial Park for the first time in recent memory because of the weather.
  The Elgin Veterans Day ceremony was moved inside the Heritage Ballroom at the Centre of Elgin from its normal location at Veterans Memorial Park for the first time in recent memory because of the weather.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
Quilts of Valor volunteer Pegi Twait of Aurora awards Jim Hagan of Frankfort a patriotic quilt Monday. The First Division Museum in Wheaton hosted "Spirit at Sundown" on Monday as a Veterans Day Remembrance. Five suburban veterans were awarded patriotic quilts from the Quilts of Valor Foundation. Hagan served in the Army from 1967-1970.
  Quilts of Valor volunteer Pegi Twait of Aurora awards Jim Hagan of Frankfort a patriotic quilt Monday. The First Division Museum in Wheaton hosted "Spirit at Sundown" on Monday as a Veterans Day Remembrance. Five suburban veterans were awarded patriotic quilts from the Quilts of Valor Foundation. Hagan served in the Army from 1967-1970.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
Quilts of Valor volunteer Pegi Twait of Aurora awards Mark Bowman of Plainfield a patriotic quilt Monday. The First Division Museum in Wheaton hosted "Spirit at Sundown" on Monday as a Veterans Day Remembrance. Five suburban veterans were awarded patriotic quilts from the Quilts of Valor Foundation. Bowman served in the Army from 1979-2017.
  Quilts of Valor volunteer Pegi Twait of Aurora awards Mark Bowman of Plainfield a patriotic quilt Monday. The First Division Museum in Wheaton hosted "Spirit at Sundown" on Monday as a Veterans Day Remembrance. Five suburban veterans were awarded patriotic quilts from the Quilts of Valor Foundation. Bowman served in the Army from 1979-2017.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
The First Division Museum in Wheaton hosted "Spirit at Sundown" on Monday as a Veterans Day Remembrance. Five suburban veterans were awarded patriotic quilts from the Quilts of Valor Foundation. Awardees, from left, were Mark Bowman of Plainfield, Jim Hagan of Frankfort, Tom Brown of West Chicago, Steve Fixler of Wheaton and Bob Powell of Geneva. All five served in the Army.
  The First Division Museum in Wheaton hosted "Spirit at Sundown" on Monday as a Veterans Day Remembrance. Five suburban veterans were awarded patriotic quilts from the Quilts of Valor Foundation. Awardees, from left, were Mark Bowman of Plainfield, Jim Hagan of Frankfort, Tom Brown of West Chicago, Steve Fixler of Wheaton and Bob Powell of Geneva. All five served in the Army.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
The First Division Museum in Wheaton hosted "Spirit at Sundown" on Monday as a Veterans Day Remembrance. Five suburban veterans were awarded patriotic quilts from the Quilts of Valor Foundation.
  The First Division Museum in Wheaton hosted "Spirit at Sundown" on Monday as a Veterans Day Remembrance. Five suburban veterans were awarded patriotic quilts from the Quilts of Valor Foundation.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
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