Images: Veterans Day in the suburbs

 
 
Updated 11/11/2020 7:09 PM

Images from Veterans Day celebrations throughout the Chicago suburbs Wednesday.

Arlington Heights Police Chief Nick Pecora, from left, Army veteran and Arlington Heights mayor Tom Hayes and Army veteran Greg Padovani of American Legion Post 208 wave to veterans as they drive past a reviewing stand during Wednesday's Veterans Day car parade on the grounds of Lutheran Home.
  Arlington Heights Police Chief Nick Pecora, from left, Army veteran and Arlington Heights mayor Tom Hayes and Army veteran Greg Padovani of American Legion Post 208 wave to veterans as they drive past a reviewing stand during Wednesday's Veterans Day car parade on the grounds of Lutheran Home.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
More than 100 cars carrying veterans participating in Wednesday's Veterans Day car parade in Arlington Heights. The parade drove through the grounds of the Lutheran Home and Luther Village.
  More than 100 cars carrying veterans participating in Wednesday's Veterans Day car parade in Arlington Heights. The parade drove through the grounds of the Lutheran Home and Luther Village.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Cars carrying veterans pass by a reviewing stand during Wednesday's Veterans Day car parade at Lutheran Home in Arlington Heights. The vets were given gift bags and were met by kids, a choir and waving supporters.
  Cars carrying veterans pass by a reviewing stand during Wednesday's Veterans Day car parade at Lutheran Home in Arlington Heights. The vets were given gift bags and were met by kids, a choir and waving supporters.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Walter Nalywajko of American Legion Post 943 salutes during the Veterans Day ceremony at Veteran's Memorial Community Park with over a hundred people in attendance for their Veterans Day Program.
  Walter Nalywajko of American Legion Post 943 salutes during the Veterans Day ceremony at Veteran's Memorial Community Park with over a hundred people in attendance for their Veterans Day Program.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Joe Werner of Mokena prepared the 1942 M5 3" antitank gun which they fired twice with what they call blank fire rounds. The gun is over 75 years old and was returned to the American Legion after he was restored. Hundreds of people watch as one of the veterans has the honor to fire the weapon.
  Joe Werner of Mokena prepared the 1942 M5 3" antitank gun which they fired twice with what they call blank fire rounds. The gun is over 75 years old and was returned to the American Legion after he was restored. Hundreds of people watch as one of the veterans has the honor to fire the weapon.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
 
Mark Welsh | Staff PhotographerAmerican Legion Post 690 hosted the Veterans Day ceremony at Ve
Palatine's Wally Degner from American Legion Post 690 with various medals displayed on his jacket watches the ceremony play out at Veteran's Memorial Community Park as part of their Veterans Day Program. He served as in the Korean War as a Marine.
  Palatine's Wally Degner from American Legion Post 690 with various medals displayed on his jacket watches the ceremony play out at Veteran's Memorial Community Park as part of their Veterans Day Program. He served as in the Korean War as a Marine.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Joe Werner of Mokena prepares the 1942 M5 3" antitank gun which they fired twice with what they call blank fire rounds. The gun is over 75 years old and was returned to the American Legion after he was restored. Hundreds of people watch as one of the veterans has the honor to fire the weapon.
  Joe Werner of Mokena prepares the 1942 M5 3" antitank gun which they fired twice with what they call blank fire rounds. The gun is over 75 years old and was returned to the American Legion after he was restored. Hundreds of people watch as one of the veterans has the honor to fire the weapon.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Joe Werner of Mokena preps the 1942 M5 3" antitank gun which they fired twice with what they call blank fire rounds. The gun is over 75 years old and was returned to the American Legion after he was restored.
  Joe Werner of Mokena preps the 1942 M5 3" antitank gun which they fired twice with what they call blank fire rounds. The gun is over 75 years old and was returned to the American Legion after he was restored.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
The firing line from American Legion Post 166 takes aim during the Glenview Veterans Day ceremony at the Veterans Memorial in downtown Glenview Wednesday.
  The firing line from American Legion Post 166 takes aim during the Glenview Veterans Day ceremony at the Veterans Memorial in downtown Glenview Wednesday.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Glenview Village President Jim Patterson delivers a proclamation during the Glenview Veterans Day ceremony at the Veterans Memorial in downtown Glenview Wednesday.
  Glenview Village President Jim Patterson delivers a proclamation during the Glenview Veterans Day ceremony at the Veterans Memorial in downtown Glenview Wednesday.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Bonnie Gerth of Glenview sings the "Star Spangled Banner" as Wayne Carle Sr., commander of American Legion Post 166, salutes during the Glenview Veterans Day ceremony at the Veterans Memorial in downtown Glenview Wednesday.
  Bonnie Gerth of Glenview sings the "Star Spangled Banner" as Wayne Carle Sr., commander of American Legion Post 166, salutes during the Glenview Veterans Day ceremony at the Veterans Memorial in downtown Glenview Wednesday.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Glenbrook South High School Seniors Katie Durow, left, and McKayla Reuter play taps during the Glenview Veterans Day ceremony at the Veterans Memorial in downtown Glenview Wednesday.
  Glenbrook South High School Seniors Katie Durow, left, and McKayla Reuter play taps during the Glenview Veterans Day ceremony at the Veterans Memorial in downtown Glenview Wednesday.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
A Jeep is parked near the Glenview Veterans Day ceremony at the Veterans Memorial in downtown Glenview Wednesday.
  A Jeep is parked near the Glenview Veterans Day ceremony at the Veterans Memorial in downtown Glenview Wednesday.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Phil Roseman, a 28-year member of American Legion Post 166, stands beside a Jeep at the conclusion of the Glenview Veterans Day ceremony at the Veterans Memorial in downtown Glenview Wednesday.
  Phil Roseman, a 28-year member of American Legion Post 166, stands beside a Jeep at the conclusion of the Glenview Veterans Day ceremony at the Veterans Memorial in downtown Glenview Wednesday.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Congressman Brad Schneider (D-IL10th) places a carnation at the Northbrook Veteran's Memorial along with Village Trustee Kathryn Ciesla, left, and Mayor Sandy Frum on Veterans Day Wednesday. It was one of a series of outdoor, socially-distance events the congressman attended throughout the day.
  Congressman Brad Schneider (D-IL10th) places a carnation at the Northbrook Veteran's Memorial along with Village Trustee Kathryn Ciesla, left, and Mayor Sandy Frum on Veterans Day Wednesday. It was one of a series of outdoor, socially-distance events the congressman attended throughout the day.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Congressman Brad Schneider (D-IL10th) placed a carnation at the Northbrook Veteran's Memorial along with Village Trustee Kathryn Ciesla and Mayor Sandy Frum on Veterans Day Wednesday. It was one of a series of outdoor, socially-distance events the congressman attended throughout the day.
  Congressman Brad Schneider (D-IL10th) placed a carnation at the Northbrook Veteran's Memorial along with Village Trustee Kathryn Ciesla and Mayor Sandy Frum on Veterans Day Wednesday. It was one of a series of outdoor, socially-distance events the congressman attended throughout the day.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Congressman Brad Schneider (D-IL, 10th) stands with Mayor Sandy Frum as they prepare to place carnations at the Northbrook Veteran's Memorial along with Village Trustee Kathryn Ciesla on Veterans Day Wednesday. It was one of a series of outdoor, socially-distance events the congressman attended throughout the day.
  Congressman Brad Schneider (D-IL, 10th) stands with Mayor Sandy Frum as they prepare to place carnations at the Northbrook Veteran's Memorial along with Village Trustee Kathryn Ciesla on Veterans Day Wednesday. It was one of a series of outdoor, socially-distance events the congressman attended throughout the day.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Glen Ellyn American Legion Post 3 commander Mike Formento, and others from the post greeted vehicles as the pass by the downtown fire station, Main Street and Pennsylvania Avenue Wednesday November 11, 2020 in Glen Ellyn.
  Glen Ellyn American Legion Post 3 commander Mike Formento, and others from the post greeted vehicles as the pass by the downtown fire station, Main Street and Pennsylvania Avenue Wednesday November 11, 2020 in Glen Ellyn.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Glen Ellyn American Legion Post 3 commander Mike Formento, center, and others from the post wave to vehicles as the pass by the downtown fire station, Main Street and Pennsylvania Avenue Wednesday November 11, 2020 in Glen Ellyn.
  Glen Ellyn American Legion Post 3 commander Mike Formento, center, and others from the post wave to vehicles as the pass by the downtown fire station, Main Street and Pennsylvania Avenue Wednesday November 11, 2020 in Glen Ellyn.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
A car full of people honk as they pass the Glen Ellyn American Legion Post 3 at the downtown fire station, Main Street and Pennsylvania Avenue Wednesday November 11, 2020 in Glen Ellyn.
  A car full of people honk as they pass the Glen Ellyn American Legion Post 3 at the downtown fire station, Main Street and Pennsylvania Avenue Wednesday November 11, 2020 in Glen Ellyn.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Glen Ellyn American Legion Post 3 commander Mike Formento, center, waves to vehicles as the pass by the downtown fire station, Main Street and Pennsylvania Avenue Wednesday November 11, 2020 in Glen Ellyn.
  Glen Ellyn American Legion Post 3 commander Mike Formento, center, waves to vehicles as the pass by the downtown fire station, Main Street and Pennsylvania Avenue Wednesday November 11, 2020 in Glen Ellyn.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Students applaud during a Veterans Day Celebration parade through Grayslake Central High School parking lot Wednesday. It was coordinated by the Public Service Practicum class and the GCHS Key Club.
  Students applaud during a Veterans Day Celebration parade through Grayslake Central High School parking lot Wednesday. It was coordinated by the Public Service Practicum class and the GCHS Key Club.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
A veteran speaks with another as they line up for a Veterans Day Celebration parade through Grayslake Central High School parking lot Wednesday. It was coordinated by the Public Service Practicum class and the GCHS Key Club.
  A veteran speaks with another as they line up for a Veterans Day Celebration parade through Grayslake Central High School parking lot Wednesday. It was coordinated by the Public Service Practicum class and the GCHS Key Club.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
A Veterans Day Celebration parade makes its way through Grayslake Central High School parking lot Wednesday. It was coordinated by the Public Service Practicum class and the GCHS Key Club.
  A Veterans Day Celebration parade makes its way through Grayslake Central High School parking lot Wednesday. It was coordinated by the Public Service Practicum class and the GCHS Key Club.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Courtesy of the Chicago WolvesThe color guard from the Arlington Heights-based 85th Army Reserve Support Command observed Veterans Day with a wreath-laying ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the Chicago Riverwalk. The ceremony was hosted by Wayne Messmer, the noted local anthem singer and Chicago Wolves senior executive vice president.
Courtesy of the Chicago WolvesThe color guard from the Arlington Heights-based 85th Army Reserve Support Command observed Veterans Day with a wreath-laying ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the Chicago Riverwalk. The ceremony was hosted by Wayne Messmer, the noted local anthem singer and Chicago Wolves senior executive vice president.
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