Images: Veterans Day ceremonies in the suburbs

 
 
Updated 11/11/2021 3:40 PM

Suburban residents gathered Thursday for Veterans Day ceremonies in the suburbs incuding Elgin, Weeling, Wheaton, Lindenhurst and Glenview. A special horse riding event was also held for vetarans at the Barrington Hills Riding Center.

US Navy veteran Bob Balsamo wipes away a tear during the city's annual Veterans Day Ceremony Thursday. Balsamo was a submariner who served in active duty from 1952-54 and spent eight years in the reserves.
US Navy veteran Bob Balsamo wipes away a tear during the city's annual Veterans Day Ceremony Thursday. Balsamo was a submariner who served in active duty from 1952-54 and spent eight years in the reserves.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
The brass flies as the American Legion Post 57 honor guard performs the rifle salute during Elgin's annual Veterans Day Ceremony Thursday.
The brass flies as the American Legion Post 57 honor guard performs the rifle salute during Elgin's annual Veterans Day Ceremony Thursday.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
Elgin Police Department Chaplain Al Keating salutes as the colors are posted to begin Elgin's annual Veterans Day ceremony Thursday at the Centre of Elgin.
Elgin Police Department Chaplain Al Keating salutes as the colors are posted to begin Elgin's annual Veterans Day ceremony Thursday at the Centre of Elgin.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
Jim Schultz, AMVETS Post service officer, salutes the flag during the Veterans Day ceremony at the AMVETS Post 66 Thursday November 11, 2021 in Wheeling.
Jim Schultz, AMVETS Post service officer, salutes the flag during the Veterans Day ceremony at the AMVETS Post 66 Thursday November 11, 2021 in Wheeling.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Chaplain Dan Pawlak prepares to post the colors during the Veterans Day ceremony at the AMVETS Post 66 Thursday November 11, 2021 in Wheeling.
Chaplain Dan Pawlak prepares to post the colors during the Veterans Day ceremony at the AMVETS Post 66 Thursday November 11, 2021 in Wheeling.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Members of the Wheeling police Department pause for the Pledge of Allegiance during the Veterans ay ceremony at the AMVETS Post 66 Thursday November 11, 2021 in Wheeling.
Members of the Wheeling police Department pause for the Pledge of Allegiance during the Veterans ay ceremony at the AMVETS Post 66 Thursday November 11, 2021 in Wheeling.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Jim Schultz, AMVETS Post service officer, speaks during the Veterans Day ceremony at the AMVETS Post 66 Thursday November 11, 2021 in Wheeling.
Jim Schultz, AMVETS Post service officer, speaks during the Veterans Day ceremony at the AMVETS Post 66 Thursday November 11, 2021 in Wheeling.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Jim Schultz, AMVETS Post service officer, from left, Post Commander Ken Neilson and Chaplain Dan Pawlak salute the flag during the Veterans Day ceremony at the AMVETS Post 66 Thursday November 11, 2021 in Wheeling.
Jim Schultz, AMVETS Post service officer, from left, Post Commander Ken Neilson and Chaplain Dan Pawlak salute the flag during the Veterans Day ceremony at the AMVETS Post 66 Thursday November 11, 2021 in Wheeling.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
The Lake County Young Marines Color Guard present the colors during a Veterans Day Ceremony at the Lindenhurst Village Hall on Thursday, November 11, 2021.
The Lake County Young Marines Color Guard present the colors during a Veterans Day Ceremony at the Lindenhurst Village Hall on Thursday, November 11, 2021.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Lt. Commander Andrew Tangen, Navy veteran and superintendent of the Veterans Assistance Commission of Lake County, speaks during a Veterans Day ceremony at the Lindenhurst Village Hall on Thursday, November 11, 2021.
Lt. Commander Andrew Tangen, Navy veteran and superintendent of the Veterans Assistance Commission of Lake County, speaks during a Veterans Day ceremony at the Lindenhurst Village Hall on Thursday, November 11, 2021.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
The Lake County Detachment 801 of the Marine Corps League perform a three-volley Salute at a Veterans Day Ceremony in the Lindenhurst Village Hall Thursday, November 11, 2021.
The Lake County Detachment 801 of the Marine Corps League perform a three-volley Salute at a Veterans Day Ceremony in the Lindenhurst Village Hall Thursday, November 11, 2021.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Lt. Commander Andrew Tangen, Navy veteran and superintendent of the Veterans Assistance Commission of Lake County, speaks during a Veterans Day ceremony at the Lindenhurst Village Hall on Thursday, November 11, 2021.
Lt. Commander Andrew Tangen, Navy veteran and superintendent of the Veterans Assistance Commission of Lake County, speaks during a Veterans Day ceremony at the Lindenhurst Village Hall on Thursday, November 11, 2021.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
The Lake County Detachment 801 of the Marine Corps League exit a Veterans Day ceremony in the Lindenhurst Village Hall Thursday, November 11, 2021.
The Lake County Detachment 801 of the Marine Corps League exit a Veterans Day ceremony in the Lindenhurst Village Hall Thursday, November 11, 2021.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
A muzzle flash is seen during the rifle salute at the American Legion Post 76 Veterans Day ceremony Thursday at Memorial Park in Wheaton.
A muzzle flash is seen during the rifle salute at the American Legion Post 76 Veterans Day ceremony Thursday at Memorial Park in Wheaton.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
American Legion Post No. 76 member Lisa Mattingly places the wreath during the Veterans Day ceremony Thursday at Memorial Park in Wheaton.
American Legion Post No. 76 member Lisa Mattingly places the wreath during the Veterans Day ceremony Thursday at Memorial Park in Wheaton.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
American Legion Post 76 held its Veterans Day ceremony Thursday under the band shell due to the rainy weather at Memorial Park in Wheaton.
American Legion Post 76 held its Veterans Day ceremony Thursday under the band shell due to the rainy weather at Memorial Park in Wheaton.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
American Legion Post 76 senior vice commander Michael Stange speaks during the Veterans Day ceremony Thursday at Memorial Park in Wheaton.
American Legion Post 76 senior vice commander Michael Stange speaks during the Veterans Day ceremony Thursday at Memorial Park in Wheaton.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
American Legion Post 166 members fire their rifles during the Glenview Veterans Day observance Thursday.
American Legion Post 166 members fire their rifles during the Glenview Veterans Day observance Thursday.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Wayne Bechtold stands with the colors as American Legion Post 166 Champlain Kirk Reasoner gives the invocation during the Glenview Veterans Day observance Thursday.
Wayne Bechtold stands with the colors as American Legion Post 166 Champlain Kirk Reasoner gives the invocation during the Glenview Veterans Day observance Thursday.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Bonnie Gerth of Glenview sings the "Star-Spangled Banner" during the Glenview Veterans Day observance Thursday.
Bonnie Gerth of Glenview sings the "Star-Spangled Banner" during the Glenview Veterans Day observance Thursday.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Glenbrook South sophomore Brayden Schimon, left, and junior Ian Cohen play taps during the Glenview Veterans Day observance Thursday.
Glenbrook South sophomore Brayden Schimon, left, and junior Ian Cohen play taps during the Glenview Veterans Day observance Thursday.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
A group of veterans return from a trail ride at the Barrington Hills Riding Center on Thursday, November 11, 2021. The event was sponsored by the Barrington Hills Park District and the nonprofit BraveHearts Therapeutic Riding and Educational Center based in Harvard.
A group of veterans return from a trail ride at the Barrington Hills Riding Center on Thursday, November 11, 2021. The event was sponsored by the Barrington Hills Park District and the nonprofit BraveHearts Therapeutic Riding and Educational Center based in Harvard.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
A group of veterans return from a trail ride at the Barrington Hills Riding Center on Thursday, November 11, 2021. The event was sponsored by the Barrington Hills Park District and the nonprofit BraveHearts Therapeutic Riding and Educational Center based in Harvard.
A group of veterans return from a trail ride at the Barrington Hills Riding Center on Thursday, November 11, 2021. The event was sponsored by the Barrington Hills Park District and the nonprofit BraveHearts Therapeutic Riding and Educational Center based in Harvard.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
George Monaco, of Round Lake, an Army veteran with a prosthetic leg, gets help getting off his horse after returning from a trail ride at the Barrington Hills Riding Center on Thursday, November 11, 2021. He has a prosthetic leg from the Veterans Adiministration.
George Monaco, of Round Lake, an Army veteran with a prosthetic leg, gets help getting off his horse after returning from a trail ride at the Barrington Hills Riding Center on Thursday, November 11, 2021. He has a prosthetic leg from the Veterans Adiministration.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
US Army veteran George Monaco of Round Lake laughs after returning from a trail ride at the Barrington Hills Riding Center on Thursday, November 11, 2021.
US Army veteran George Monaco of Round Lake laughs after returning from a trail ride at the Barrington Hills Riding Center on Thursday, November 11, 2021.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Veterans and riding assistants line up for a photo after returning from a trail ride at the Barrington Hills Riding Center on Thursday, November 11, 2021. Barrington Hills Park District and the nonprofit BraveHearts Therapeutic Riding and Educational Center based in Harvard.
Veterans and riding assistants line up for a photo after returning from a trail ride at the Barrington Hills Riding Center on Thursday, November 11, 2021. Barrington Hills Park District and the nonprofit BraveHearts Therapeutic Riding and Educational Center based in Harvard.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
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