Algonquin library to host flag ceremony, veterans art display Nov. 12
On Monday, Nov. 12, the Algonquin Area Public Library District invites the public to attend a flag ceremony at 10:30 a.m. at the Harnish Main Library, 2600 Harnish Drive in Algonquin.
Members of Algonquin-Lake in the Hills American Legion Post 1231 will raise the colors in honor of Veterans Day and the national anthem will be performed.
Afterward, enjoy cookies, coffee and conversation with veterans and community members.
Be sure to visit the library's art gallery for artwork commemorating the sacrifices made by the men and women who served in our military.
During November and December, the gallery will feature local artist Jeanine Hill-Soldner and selections from her "Portraits of American Veterans" project.
Her original oil paintings of local American veterans with their photographs and stories have been featured in many exhibitions around the country, and the library is honored to share her paintings with the community.
During the week of Nov. 12, you will see a table set in the library's lobby with a white cloth, a black napkin, a turned over glass, a white candle, a lemon and slice and grains of salt on a plate, one place setting, and a red rose in a vase with a red ribbon -- all symbols to honor the men and women who served in America's armed forces.
Originally designed as a Memorial Day display, they have expanded the White Table tradition so that the community can share veterans' devotion to and concern for their fallen and missing comrades.
Be sure to join the library to honor the nation's veterans and their sacrifices. This event is open to the public; no registration is required.
The Algonquin Area Public Library District has more than 23,000 cardholders and serves more than 40,000 residents in a 30-square-mile area including portions of Algonquin, Lake in the Hills, Cary and Barrington Hills.