Aurora Navy League honors students at Pearl Harbor luncheon

  • Everett Schlegel of Elgin, a Pearl Harbor attack survivor, is greeted by Melissa Schulenburg of Geneva at the annual Pearl Harbor Day luncheon Dec. 10 at Gaslite Manor Banquets in Aurora. Schulenburg's daughter, Christina, was among 10 youth honored with service awards.

    Everett Schlegel of Elgin, a Pearl Harbor attack survivor, is greeted by Melissa Schulenburg of Geneva at the annual Pearl Harbor Day luncheon Dec. 10 at Gaslite Manor Banquets in Aurora. Schulenburg's daughter, Christina, was among 10 youth honored with service awards. Courtesy of Aurora Navy League Council 247

  • Naperville residents George Hogrewe, left, and Joe Marinello were among World War II veterans recognized at the annual Pearl Harbor Day luncheon Dec. 10 at Gaslite Manor Banquets in Aurora. Hogrewe served in the Navy; Marinello served in the Army Air Corps.

    Naperville residents George Hogrewe, left, and Joe Marinello were among World War II veterans recognized at the annual Pearl Harbor Day luncheon Dec. 10 at Gaslite Manor Banquets in Aurora. Hogrewe served in the Navy; Marinello served in the Army Air Corps. Courtesy of Aurora Navy League Council 247

  • Ten Aurora area youth were honored with community service awards at the annual Pearl Harbor Day luncheon Dec. 10. From left are Janice Sefah, Christina Schulenberg, Fabian Rangel, Javier Munoz, Robert McCarthy, Alaina Fleming, Emma Gatz, Shruti Kolli, Cassandra Kuissi, and Araceli Mercado.

    Ten Aurora area youth were honored with community service awards at the annual Pearl Harbor Day luncheon Dec. 10. From left are Janice Sefah, Christina Schulenberg, Fabian Rangel, Javier Munoz, Robert McCarthy, Alaina Fleming, Emma Gatz, Shruti Kolli, Cassandra Kuissi, and Araceli Mercado. Courtesy of Aurora Navy League Council 247

  • Elgin resident and Pearl Harbor attack survivor Everett Schlegel, seated left, joined World War II veterans for a photo after the annual Pearl Harbor Day memorial luncheon Monday at Gaslite Manor Banquets in Aurora. The event, sponsored by Naperville Rotary Club and Aurora Navy League Council, saluted veterans and 12 area youth for community service.

    Elgin resident and Pearl Harbor attack survivor Everett Schlegel, seated left, joined World War II veterans for a photo after the annual Pearl Harbor Day memorial luncheon Monday at Gaslite Manor Banquets in Aurora. The event, sponsored by Naperville Rotary Club and Aurora Navy League Council, saluted veterans and 12 area youth for community service. Courtesy of Aurora Navy League Council 247

 
Submitted by Aurora Navy League Council 247

The annual Pearl Harbor Day luncheon, sponsored by Aurora Navy League Council 247 and the Aurora Rotary Club, was held Dec. 10 at Gaslite Manor Banquets in Aurora.

The 49th annual luncheon honored Pearl Harbor survivors and World War II veterans.

Everett Schlegel of Elgin, an Army veteran, was the lone Pearl Harbor survivor honored.

Jeanne Ives, an Army veteran and state State Representative for the 42nd District, was the keynote speaker.

Ten Aurora area youth were honored with community service awards during the December luncheon.

The honorees are:

• Alaina Fleming, Rosary High School in Aurora;

• Emma Gatz, Metea Valley High School in Aurora;

• Shruti Kolli, Waubonsie Valley High School in Aurora;

• Cassandra Kuissi, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in Aurora;

• Robert McCarthy, Aurora Central Catholic High School;

• Araceli Mercado, West Aurora High School

• Javier Munoz, East Aurora High School;

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• Fabian Rangel, Marmion Academy in Aurora;

• Christina Schulenberg, Aurora Christian High School;

• Janice Sefah, Yorkville High School.

The Aurora Navy League Council 247 hosts monthly dinner meetings on the third Tuesday of each month at Grandma's Table Restaurant in Montgomery.

The public is welcome, and reservations are not required. An after dinner speaker highlights each dinner, complete with question-and-answer period.

Visit www.auroranavyleague.org.

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